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Chickpea Salad

Trying to incorporate more healthy plant foods into your meals? This chickpea salad is a tasty alternative to chicken or tuna, loaded with flavor and has a good amount of healthy fiber. Great over a green salad or on a piece of toast as an open-faced sandwich. Enjoy!

Serves 10
Serving size 1/2 cups

Ingredients for chickpea salad

  • 2 (15oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise*)
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar

Directions for chickpea salad

  1. Add drained and rinsed chickpeas to a bowl. Smash using a potato masher or fork until desired texture
  2. Mix in mayo, mustard, seasonings and veggies and stir to combine
  3. Serve over a bed of mixed greens

Notes: Try swapping in some vegan egg-free mayonnaise* to make this dish completely plant-based. Vegan mayonnaise can be found on the health-food aisle of most grocery stores. Depending on the variety you choose, this may add 1-2 grams of fat.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 120
  • carbohydrates: 14g
  • fat: 6g
  • fiber: 3.5g
  • potassium: 92mg
  • protein: 4g
  • sodium: 275mg

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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