Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf is one of those traditional foods of the Mediterranean Diet that you will find all over Turkey. It is served at vendor carts on almost every street corner in Istanbul. You can make it with chicken, but this is the popular vegetarian version. It is a meal in itself, but can also be served as a side dish for chicken, fish, or meat. To keep it vegetarian (or vegan) serve with a nice salad and some warm flatbread.