Fancy Chickpea Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by duonyte

A cooking show called the Jazzy Vegetarian just started being broadcast in my area and this recipe caught my attention. This can be used as a main dish salad on a bed of greens or as a sandwich spread. Olives or pickles could be used instead of the capers. I thought it made a really tasty sandwich on whole wheat bread.

Top Review by Annacia

Photo may be seen here in Savor: Love this! I'm enjoying it as lunch in a bowl. I used fat free thick yogurt, used a large scallion and went with the capers but I do think that green olives would be excellent too. Very quick and easy to make. This is a win-win recipe on all fronts. Made for February Sun and Spice in the North African/Middle East forum.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chickpeas/garbanzo beans into a medium mixing bowl and mash them up using a potato masher. They should have some texture. (I used 2 cups of homecooked garbanzos, and found that a sturdy fork worked better).
  2. Add the celery, parsley, sea salt and cayenne and continue mashing to combine.
  3. Stir in the capers and walnuts. (I did not use walnuts, but used scallions and radishes, just to add more crunch).
  4. Stir in the vegan mayonnaise 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Chill for 2 to 6 hours. Serve as a sandwich spread or serve on a bed of greens, as a main dish luncheon salad.

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