Sharon’s Chickpea Salad or Sandwich Spread
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Recipe type: Sandwich Spread
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 3 to 4
 
This chickpea salad recipe is super easy and completely delicious; it takes only about 15 minutes to make, and there are so many ways to serve it — as a sandwich, appetizer, or dolloped into a lettuce leaf.
Ingredients
  • 15-oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded (about 2 medium carrots)
  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped (1 large or 2 average-size stalks)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise, or as desired
  • 2 tablespoons chives or scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish, or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, optional but highly recommended
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried, to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt (or to taste, optional, see Note)
Instructions
  1. Mash chickpeas in a bowl with a potato masher until there are no whole chickpeas left. A potato masher works best but if you don’t have one, you can use a fork (or for the totally lazy, place the chickpeas in a food processor and pulse on and off until finely chopped).
  2. Combine the mashed chickpeas with the remaining ingredients and mix together. Serve as suggested below.
Recipe by VegKitchen at http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/sharons-chickpea-salad-or-sandwich-spread/