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Simple Chickpea Salad

This was my lunch today, simple and delicious

I'm not a fan of the life stories that always precede a recipe so you won't get that here. The background is, I was hungry, I love chickpeas, and was craving lettuce.

Simple Chickpea Salad


  • 2 cans of chickpeas

  • Vegan Mayo (you can use hummus if you don't want to use mayo)

  • Carrot - diced small

  • Red onion - diced small

  • Lettuce leaves

  • Extra-virgin olive oil & red wine vinegar

  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

  • Roughly chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas then pour into a bowl

  2. Mash some of the chickpeas with a potato masher, leave some chickpeas whole to keep it interesting and add texture (lots of recipes tell you to mash beans with a fork, don't do that, it takes so much longer!)

  3. Add mayo - I use a soup spoon and gradually add mayo after stirring in each spoonful (use a different spoon to stir), you want the chickpeas coated and creamy - you do not want them swimming in mayo

  4. Dice your carrot and onion and mix 'em in - this really is to taste, start with a little bit and taste as you go. No matter how much you love onions, you can overdo it here

  5. Grab a big bowl and your favorite lettuce (which you already prepped using the method in yesterday's blog)

  6. Tear lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces and drop them into your bowl

  7. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar, sprinkle leaves with salt and pepper and toss

  8. Take a big scoop of the chickpea salad and plunk it into the middle

  9. Garnish with chopped parsley and top with some more pepper if you like

How do you like your chickpeas? Tell me in the comments below!

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