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Stacked vegan chickpea salad sandwich halves on a plate with a bunch of red grapes.
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5 from 12 votes

Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

This quick and easy vegan chickpea salad is beloved by vegetarians and omnivores alike. Just 10 minutes and 8 ingredients is all you need for this delicious dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salads, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 3
Calories: 214kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas drained and rinsed (or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ½ cup halved grapes or quartered if they are large
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayo Follow Your Heart Vegenaise is our favorite
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • dash of salt/pepper to taste to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, slightly mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or fork.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Notes

~Enjoy this salad on its own, with crackers, stuffed in a pita, between two slices of bread with a thick slice of tomato and avocado or atop a green salad. It's perfect for taking on picnics or to potlucks - since it's dairy free you don't have to worry about it going bad while it sits out.
~ You can easily double or triple this recipe and make it ahead of time. It will keep in the fridge in an air-tight container for several days.
~ It is best eaten fresh, but you can freeze it if you must. Transfer it to a freezer safe container or plastic bag and freeze up to 4 months. Please note: the texture of the celery and grapes will change upon thawing and may be slightly mushy.
~Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas well.
~Smash most, but not all of the chickpeas. Leave some whole or partially whole for texture. Don't leave them all whole, however, or the salad won't stay together well.
~Dice the celery and green onions fairly small, again to help the salad stay together. Too many big chunks and it will fall apart.
~Halve the grapes or even quarter them if they are large.
*Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. Add more salt or dill or even more mayo or mustard.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.6mg