Vegan Chickpea Salad

by Monique

This easy Vegan Chickpea Salad is perfect for sandwiches and comes together with less than 10 ingredients in 5 minutes. A quick go to lunch!

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich on a small white plate served with tomato, red onion and lettuce.

I love a good Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich. For one it requires minimal ingredients and is not only easy but quick to make. It also happens to be a very budget friendly dish! 

Growing up I hated tuna salad,  I was never much of a fish person even when I wasn’t vegan. I would put pounds of mustard in my tuna salad just to make it bearable. The only reason I ate it as a teen was I thought I was “dieting”. 

Little did I know it wasn’t even a health food. Now, I just eat chickpea salad and I love it! No fishy taste is a win for me.

How To Make Vegan Chickpea Salad:

Chickpeas mashed in a bowl with a potato masher in the bowl.

To get started if you are using canned chickpeas rinse and drain them. Place them into a medium sized bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash the chickpeas. 

Bowl filled with Chickpea Salad.

Add all of your other ingredients and mix. It’s really as easy as that! 

Ingredients for Chickpea Salad with labels.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Chickpeas – When using canned chickpeas I generally look for low sodium or no salt added options. 
  • Vegan Mayo – You could substitute this with mashed avocado for an oil-free option. Otherwise any brand will work.
  • Dijon Mustard – You could use yellow if you don’t have Dijon but I prefer the flavor of Dijon. 
  • Pickles – If you like relish you could also add relish instead of pickles. Whatever brand and type you prefer will work. 
  • Sunflower Seeds – They add a nice crunchiness. 
  • Lemon – This adds a brightness in flavor that I love! 
  • Fixings – I like to serve mine on a seedy bread with lettuce, tomato and red onion. 
Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich on a small white plate served with tomato, red onion and lettuce.

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich on a small white plate served with tomato, red onion and lettuce.

Vegan Chickpea Salad

This easy Vegan Chickpea Salad is perfect for sandwiches and comes together with less than 10 ingredients in 5 minutes. The perfect quick go to vegan lunch!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Entree, Salad, Side
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients
 

  • 1-15 oz. can chickpeas drained
  • 2 tbsp. vegan mayo
  • 1 ½ tbsp. dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup diced pickles
  • 3 tbsp. hulled sunflower seeds
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Fixings

  • sliced bread
  • tomatoes
  • red onion
  • lettuce

Instructions
 

  • In medium sized bowl mash your chickpeas well. Make sure you drain the chickpeas before mashing them. You do not want watery chickpea salad!
  • Add mayo & mustard and stir.
  • Fold in pickles and sunflower seeds.
  • Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Stir until incorporates.
  • Top your bread slice with a heaping scoop of chickpea salad, top with tomatoes, red onion and lettuce. You can add avocado too for an extra special treat!
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • I prefer pickles in mine as I am not really a relish girl. However, if you want to relish it up I would recommend about 2-3 tbsp. of relish in this recipe.
  • If you want to keep this oil free you can replace the vegan mayo with smashed avocado. 

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 16gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 960mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 12gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 65IUCalcium: 106mgIron: 4mg
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