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Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

I've been asked a ridiculous amount of times to post a recipe for chickpea salad... and of course, with the help of Marlowe, things happen at their own slow pace around here. Well here it is... FINALLY... a really simple delicious chickpea salad. This isn't something I've invited or created, I've seen it a variety places, made a variety of ways... but this combination of dressing I'm making is for sure my favorite. Like most recipes posted, you can add or subtract items to create something more your own style.


This is for a smaller amount, double, triple, or quadruple as necessary....
one can chickpeas, rinsed. 
half (sweet or red) onion, small diced.
two small carrots/one large carrot, shredded
(optional) one celery stalk, small diced
Smash chickpeas. I like to leave a few bigger pieces, but you can smash it all down if you'd prefer. Set aside. 

Prepare dressing:
One part vegenaise to one part plain yogurt (I use soy) (probably about 1/2 a cup of each)
1.5 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
(optional) squirt of stone ground mustard or german mustard
salt &pepper
(optional) kelp granules
Mix dressing. I like things more on the acidic side, so taste as you make it and decide if you need more or less lemon/vinegar. 
Combine everything and let sit for at least an hour before serving. 

How easy is that? Perfect on toast, in a sandwich, as a cracker dip, or topped on a pile of greens! 


  1. having recently made the switch over to vegetarianism, i will definitely be making this. soon.

  2. I was just staring at my can of chickpeas this morning wondering what I could do with it. Now I know! Thank you, this looks really good.

  3. Mmm. I love a good chickpea salad. I've never tried putting yogurt in it though. I'll have to try that the next time. Sounds good. :)

  4. This looks so yummy! I think I need to make it. XO, Rae


  5. I've recently been trying to eat more like a vegetarian/vegan, and this recipe looks both easy and approachable. And perfect for my lunches at work. Yummo.

  6. um, yum. i'll have to try this. i love chickpeas. you can create SO many combinations with them. and hummus....i'm surprised i haven't overdosed yet.

  7. that looks really good. i think im gonna make it. also i have the exact same kelp granules. twins!

  8. @deanna: Congrats!

    @sarbear: I put the yogurt to lesson the heaviness and the fat! It's much lighter and even more delicious!

  9. That looks so yummy! I'll be making this soon.

    Thanks for the tip on where to find those awesome fly-protector baskets. A bit too pricey... maybe I can try to make one.

  10. I made this for lunch today. So yummy! Thanks!

  11. I love Chick Pea Salad! I like adding curry to it, so good!

  12. this recipe is dope. as is your blog. keep it up!

  13. I'm so glad you're bringing this series back. Also, omg, I can't wait to buy your cookbook.