I'm a big fan of garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) because they're a fantastic source of protein. After falling in love with the weight loss-friendly kale recipes I wrote about earlier, I've been on the lookout for other diet-friendly recipes lately. That's how I went from loving garbanzos to actually using them to help me lose weight. 

I'm definitely betting that with these 5 garbanzo salad recipes you can help yourself lose weight, too. The reason I love these meals is because they're healthy, full of protein to keep you full longer, and, of course, so delicious that you'd never guess you were actually eating something that was good for you. Dig into my mustard greens, garbanzo and pearl onion salad and you'll go YUM!

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5 Garbanzo salad recipes that will help you lose weight!

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Mustard Greens, Garbanzos & Pearl Onion Salad

4 garlic cloves, smashed
6 pearl onions, quartered
1 bunch mustard greens, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1/2 can garbanzos, drained
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
2 tbsp olive oil
sea salt, to taste

In a pot, saute your pearl onions and garlic in a little bit of olive oil for 5 minutes. Add in the mustard greens and lemon juice, stir until the leaves have reduced. Throw in your shiitake mushrooms and chickpeas, cook for another 5 minutes. Finally, toss in your peanuts and mix well. Give it a minute or two, then serve!

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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