Recipe time! Chickpea Salad.

Every so often I’ll realise I have this weird little cache of recipes I’ve tinkered with stored in my Google Docs, and share one. So here’s my chickpea salad recipe, which I came up with back in my cafe days. It is a fab substitute for tuna salad which is super gross and I make a face just thinking about it. This is great for sammies (as pictured) and also to throw on top of a nice green salad. Or get fancy and make vegan salad Niçoise!

Chick Pea Salad Ala Nicole! (vegan, gluten free, soy free option)


1 can (15oz) chick peas, drained

1.5 stalks celery (1 if you want it a little less crunchy)

½ green onion (only the white part)

4 small pickles (I love the Maille ones!)

1 clove garlic

1 Tbsp pickle juice

4 Tbsp or ¼ cup dijon mustard

4 Tbsp or ¼ cup vegan mayo (for soy-free you could make your own mayo, or sub in something like avocado)

Freshly cracked black pepper to taste


Using a strainer, rinse chick peas well. Using food processor, process chick peas until no chick peas are left whole (approx 5-10 seconds). If you don’t have a food processor, you can go at this with a potato masher until mostly all of the chickpeas are smashed.

Empty mashed chick peas into a large bowl. Process the white part of the green onion, garlic, celery and pickles for a few seconds, until well chopped, but still chunky enough that the celery will offer some crunch. Add this to the chick peas. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Store in a tightly sealed glass or plastic container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days. Nom on a sammie or a salad, or throw it in a bowl and scoop with some Crudités. Yeaaah!

Chickpea salad on a lovely big sandwich!


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5 responses to “Recipe time! Chickpea Salad.”

  1. themoosick says :

    Mmm that sandwich looks so nice. Think i may try your recipe.

  2. dimsimkitty says :

    YUM! I love chickpea salad recipes, this looks great! I like that healthy dose of dijon.

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