Fancy Chickpea Salad

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“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.”

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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