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Chickpea Chopped Salad

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Here’s a tasty chickpea chopped salad that may just become your go-to sandwich spread or wrap filling. Or, just add a scoop to a green salad to add protein. Filled with olives, cucumbers, peppers, and sunflower seeds, this is both comforting and crunchy all at once. It’s great for a portable lunch for work or school, too. Photos by Evan Atlas.

chickpea sandwich spread

Chickpea Chopped Salad

Here’s a tasty chickpea salad that may just become your go-to sandwich spread or wrap filling. Or, just add a scoop to a green salad to add protein.
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Course: Sandwich spread
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped carrots or baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cucumber remove watery seeds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped bell pepper any color
  • 1 or 2 scallions green parts only
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives green, black, or a combination
  • 15- to 16- ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast optional
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the carrots in a food processor. Pulse on and off a few times.
  • Add the cucumber, bell pepper, and scallions. Pulse on and off until everything is finely and evenly chopped.
  • Add the chickpeas, mayo, mustard, lemon juice, dill, and optional yeast. Pulse on and off until nicely combined. Don’t over-process!
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl. Stir in the sunflower seeds and season with pepper.
  • Serve as suggested in the headnote; store leftovers in a tightly lidded container in the refrigerator.

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Chickpea chopped salad

chickpea sandwich spread

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    November 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    12 cup bell peppers? Is that supposed to be 1/2 c?

    • Reply
      Nava
      November 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Yes, thanks for the catch! It was corrected and should show up in the recipe in a while.

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