Incredibly Easy Vegan Chickpea Salad


I first heard about this Vegan Chickpea Salad from a dad in our play group and it has since become a staple in our home. Seriously, I make it at least once a week!

It is a healthy, kid-approved lunch that is so easy to make! In fact, it is so hard to mess up that you can totally let your kids make this (almost*) completely by themselves and it will still come out delicious. It is a great meal to get kids involved in the kitchen from a young age.

What You Need:

  • 1-2 can(s) garbonzo beans
  • Red onion
  • Shallots
  • Celery
  • Lemon juice
  • Follow Your Heart Vegenaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Relish
  • Paprika
  • Dill
  • Salt & Pepper


(I used 2 cans of garbonzo beans here)

Step 1. In a strainer, drain and rinse garbonzo beans then empty into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add all ingredients into bowl.

This is one of those recipes where you can literally just eyeball everything to your own liking. Add as much or as little as you prefer – it will still come out delicious with very little effort.

It’s the perfect starter recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen (*note: please leaving vegetable preparation / knife handling to an adult) from a young age. Being able to add ingredients freely is so exciting to my children. They get to play and experiment with their ingredients while gaining confidence since it still comes out delicious in the end!

Step 3: Stir and Mash

Mix everything together really well and then mash it up. A potato masher is easiest, but you can use whatever you have handy. I like to have it semi-mashed because I enjoy the texture, but mash it to your liking.


Serve it up with some Ritz Crackers (our favorite way), as a sandwich, on homemade pretzels (recipe coming soon!), or on a bagel for a delicious and healthy lunch!

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