Mediterranean Salad with Blue Cheese

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 minutes



Add some heft to your greens with garbanzo beans and blue cheese for a satisfying light lunch or a side to your Mediterranean main course. The raisins add chewy sweetness, and you can always substitute with dried dates, figs, or apricots.



  • 4 cups arugula, washed and dried
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Wash and dry arugula, remove tough stems. Place in a serving bowl. Top with tomatoes, garbanzo beans and red onion and toss to mix. Top with raisins and blue cheese.
  2. Make dressing by whisking garlic, red wine vinegar, salt, and honey, then whisking in the olive oil.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Nutritional Information

329 calories, 19 g. fat, 6 mg. cholesterol, 559 mg. sodium, 32 g. carbohydrate, 17 g. fiber, 21 g. protein