This easy vegan Chickpea Salad is easy to prepare and tastes fabulous on bread or crackers for a healthy protein-packed sandwich spread that travels and serves up at parties equally well!
Let me just tell you, smashed chickpea salad is the best!! It takes literally minutes to prepare, but you'll find that a bit of tangy, lots of texture, and some subtle flavors will create mashed chickpea bliss!
What does Vegan Chickpea Salad taste like?
Some people say that mashed chickpeas have a texture similar to Tuna, lending chickpea salad a tuna salad likeness. Let me know what you think!!
How to make vegan Chickpea Salad:
First, you'll need a can of chickpeas (otherwise known as Garbanzos). Drain and rinse well.
Then, either use a fork or a food processor (if you're like me and want to make a double batch fast!) to mash the chickpeas into little pieces. Size variety is key - we're not making hummus here!
Now add flavoring to your mashed chickpeas: nutritional yeast flakes, seasoned salt, onion and garlic powder, dill relish, dried chives, and vegan mayo for creaminess.
Stir it all together and taste test! Yum!! This vegan chickpea salad sandwich spread is popular in my house from the littlest tot to the oldest!
How to serve vegan Chickpea Salad:
Make vegan chickpea salad sandwiches with bagels, bread, crackers, flatbread, corn-oat waffles... you name it! It all tastes great and is such a quick and easy vegan fast food I think you'll be stocking up on canned garbanzos at your local grocery store!
Pro cooking tip:
Not all canned chickpeas (garbanzos) taste the same! I stocked up recently on a cheap brand and the chickpeas were so hard, they were barely cooked. Be sure and use a high quality brand so you can see how really great chickpea salad sandwiches are!
How long does Vegan Chickpea Salad last?
Store your vegan chickpea salad in a covered container in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Freeze it in a covered container for up to four months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
There's lots of other optional add-ins for this vegan Chickpea Salad:
- replace the dried chives with chopped green onions or diced shallot
- chopped celery
- minced fennel
- shredded carrot
- a bit of smoked paprika (reader suggestion)
Be sure and leave me a comment telling me what you like in your chickpea salad the best!!!
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Vegan Chickpea Salad
- Drain and rinse garbanzos.
- Mash garbanzos with a fork, or pulse in a food processor until chunky.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir together.
- Serve on bread, crackers, or veggies. Yum!