This vegan chickpea salad is a plant-based twist on a classic chicken salad recipe. Perfect for sandwiches, a fun addition to a salad, and delicious on it's own! I personally love spreading a little bit onto crackers for a fun, untraditional lunch.
This recipe for vegan chickpea salad is delicious year round but always feels perfect for spring and summer. It's the perfect sandwich for a sunny picnic and great for meal prepping and packing in school lunches.
It's filled with the most flavorful, nourishing ingredients and can be adjusted to fit your preferences. I love dill pickles and usually add a little extra to the recipe to bring out my favorite flavors! If you like yours to be a bit sweeter, add a little extra sugar and more dried cranberries. The best part of recipes like this is that you can really make it your own!
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Vegan Chickpea Salad
- 3 cups chickpeas
- ¼ cup vegan mayo
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- ¼ cup dill pickles finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon organic sugar can sub 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
- ¼ cup celery finely chopped
- ¼ cup apples diced
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoon pepitas or sunflower seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by mixing your mayo, mustard, pickles, apple cider vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, salt & pepper.
- Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Use a potato masher (or a fork) to half-mash your chickpeas. Press down a few times to squish them a bit, but they should still have some structure.
- Add your remaining ingredients and your mayo mixture to the chickpeas and mix well.