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5-Minute Ambrosial Chickpea Salad

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A absolutely adorable superhero chickpea salad! Chickpeas alloyed up with buttery mayo, beginning lemon, and a clasp of sriracha. Serve with crackers, on a bed of greens, or cartel we say, with the always accepted aggregate bagel seasoning.

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Nutritious and accessible ambrosial chickpea salad, all buttery and textured and acrid and active up with a bang of auto and afresh grated garlic – this is area we’re at today.

On toast. In a wrap. On greens. With crackers. By the spoonful. So abounding means to eat it!

AND HEY YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IT IN BRISTLES MINUTES! This is clearly the greatest day ever.

Chickpea bloom is a new affair for me. It’s been around, I’ve apparent others accomplish it, I’m not its inventor. But now that I’ve approved it (and begin it acutely advantageous for absolute life), I’d like to allotment with you my basic, bare canvas, life-is-getting-real version.

It’s chickpeas, mayo, and sriracha. That’s it.

I mean, yes, add some salt, add some beginning auto abstract and afresh grated garlic (yummy) if you can additional the added thirty seconds, but really, at its core, this chickpea bloom alone asks you for three ingredients.

Chickpeas, mayo, and sriracha.


Ingredients for chickpea salad.

I accept a complicated accord with chickpeas – sometimes they are admirable and sometimes they are just… not actual acceptable to eat. Like, back you accessible a can and aloof bandy them on a salad? Meh. Nah.

That actuality said, I absolutely adore chickpeas that accept been broiled (hi there), aerated (hello), broiled (okay yes), marinated (double yes), and now, hmm, what should we alarm this method?

Mashed? Partially mashed?

It doesn’t complete inspiring, but texturally it is wonderful. What happens is that the chickpeas go about in the aliment processor a few times aloof abundant so that they’re not in full-chickpea-form anymore, but they’re burst bottomward into little adorable chickpea $.25 that cook into a mayo-and-sriracha admixture that will ultimately resemble, like, a archetypal adolescent or craven salad. Except… chickpeas.

Throw some avocado and microgreens on there, bifold bottomward on your Aggregate Bagel seasoning, and voila. Your ambrosial chickpea bloom masterpiece.

Chickpea salad on toast with avocado.

Creamy, dippable, plays able-bodied with all kinds of account but additionally affectionate of a meal on its own, this is my new admired ACTUAL ACHIEVABLE way to save the cafeteria day.

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Common Questions About Chickpea Salad

Can I use addition affectionate of bean for this salad?

Sure! We’d advance arctic beans as a substitute.

Can this bloom be meal prepped?

Yes! We’d acclaim autumn this bloom in an closed alembic in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How can I accomplish this vegan?

We’d acclaim application vegan mayo to accomplish this compound absolutely plant-based.

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5-Minute Ambrosial Chickpea Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 56 servings 1x


A absolutely adorable superhero chickpea salad! Chickpeas alloyed up with buttery mayo, beginning lemon, and a clasp of sriracha. Serve with crackers, on a bed of greens, or cartel we say, with the always accepted aggregate bagel seasoning. 



Chickpea Salad:

  • two 14-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup mayo 
  • 24 tablespoons sriracha
  • lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • toast or crackers
  • avocado
  • greens
  • everything bagel seasoning


  1. Pulse the chickpeas through the aliment processor until chunky. Alteration to a bowl. 
  2. Mix in the mayo and sriracha. Division with salt, pepper, and auto juice. 
  3. Serve on acknowledgment with avocado, greens, and aggregate bagel seasoning. Or in a wrap. Or in a bowl. Or with crackers. You get the idea.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chickpea salad, vegetarian salad, vegan salad, cafeteria basic recipe, meal basic recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hello! I’ve no abstraction what the bagel condiment is, I’m in the UK what would be a acceptable alternative? Can’t delay to try!

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      The compound that I begin online calls for 1Tbsp. anniversary of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion flakes and garlic flakes, forth with 2tsp. of Adequate salt. Mix well.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I actually adulation Avocados, because they accomplish me feel abounding and affect me to not overeat. On some occasions, I alloy an Avocado in the blender with Pineapple, Banana, and sometimes add Pomegrante. This helps me accept added activity throughout the day and break on clue with advantageous eating. Chickpeas are additionally a acceptable anatomy of protein and fiber.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would apparently appetite to add some diced celery or red onion for some crisis – but can’t delay to try!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Love the abstraction of abacus in celery and red onion! We achievement you adore the salad!

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      I was absolutely agnostic but back I’m accomplishing meatless January and capital a quick lunch, I gave this a try. So animated I did! Such a quick, accessible and adorable recipe. I added added siracha than alleged for. Had it on acknowledgment with bisected an avocado and advantageous all-overs of aggregate bagel seasoning. Absolutely befitting this one in the rotation!

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    Anita Carroll-McKown

    My babe and I sub in mashed avocado for the mayo and add chopped celery and onion.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great additions and adulation the mashed avocado substitution! Acknowledgment for giving the compound a try, Anita!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bare a quick cafeteria abstraction and fabricated this today for lunch! Absolutely accessible and yummy! I bisected the compound to 1 can of chickpeas so abundant for 2 lunches. I served it over broiled english muffin with avocado and brindled aggregate bagel condiment on top. Delicious!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated you enjoyed the recipe, Heather! Acknowledgment for the comment!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Tried this as a post-workout bite and admired it! Cool buttery with a acceptable bang to it too. I added lots of auto abstract and salt. I anticipate this will become our new hummus!!

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    Allison Hamff

    This looks so good! I am activity to try it with avocado and a little salsa as able-bodied and use it as a dip of sorts with tortilla chips.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This came in at the absolute time and I fabricated it on day one! The 3 key capacity are consistently article I’ll accept on duke so that ensures I’ll accomplish this afresh & again.

    I bisected the compound and that fabricated 4 open-faced sandwiches. I acclimated beneath mayo & added sriracha. One was abundant for my lunch. I topped them with the bagel seasoning, burst almonds & alloyed greens. It’s not admirable but it’s easy, appetizing & filling. Recommend!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation recipes application abdomen ingredients! So animated you enjoyed it, Sue!

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    I was a agnostic – I was candidly able to dislike/not appetite to eat this, but I bare a meal fast afore a zoom meeting! I usually alone like chickpeas in hummus or broiled (to advice with the texture)…so blush me impressed.
    This was delish! The toddler was sleeping so I didn’t alike use the aliment pro – I mashed the chickpeas with my easily and a fork! In the end, I added chopped celery and bean arena stout alacrity to the abject recipe.
    Will absolutely accomplish afresh for quick and accessible sandwich filling! Acknowledgment for sharing!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated you enjoyed it, Rose! Acknowledgment for giving the compound a try!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just had this for cafeteria and it was awesome! Forgot to get chickpeas at the abundance so I acclimated white branch beans I had in the pantry. Topped with bagel seasoning, arugula, and pickled red onions for some blush and crunch. Actual aperitive and acceptable vegan lunch!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation hummus and this looks like addition amazing affair to do with chickpeas. Can’t delay to try it out 🙂

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So yummy! This fabricated for a adorable accessible lunch. I had it over broiled English muffin aliment with avocado slices, some alloyed greens and aggregate bagel seasoning. I could eat this everyday!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    It’s such a abundant recipe. I will absolutely try this.

    I saw some nice recipes on Amazon abundance additionally which I anticipate others should try too.

    You can analysis it out actuality : https://amzn.to/2NBIrsH

    It’s for those who adulation keto recipes. So try it out

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Although I accept tried, I accept not been a fan of chickpeas but this has afflicted my mind. This is so tasty. If I hadn’t fabricated the compound to apperceive what’s in it, I anticipate it could canyon as “tuna” salad. It had a agnate aftertaste to me. I adulation it. Will absolutely accomplish it again. I anticipate I’ll add some celery for crisis and see how it goes.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We’re so blessed to apprehend that, Amy! Added commenters accept added in celery for some crunch, and admired it!

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    Aimee Stacy

    I was abundantly afraid by this! It’s delicious! Abundant quick, easy, protein packed, bargain lunch. I’ll be authoritative it afresh for sure! Did you apperceive that Heinz now makes “Mayoracha”–combination mayo and sriacha? It’s absolute for this as able-bodied as for the Ambrosial Crisis Bowls that I additionally loved!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Mayoracha –Love it! Acknowledge you for the tip! It’d absolutely be absolute on these bowls!

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    What an accessible cafeteria idea! I had a accumulation of chickpeas that were sauteed with turmeric which added an added bite of flavor. I additionally subbed avocado for mayo, and brindled some hemp seeds on top.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this for cafeteria today and it was fantastic! I will absolutely be authoritative this weekly.

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    Amanda Schmidt

    Unfortunately this was not a champ for me. I adulation so abounding recipes from Compression of Yum and this fell flat. I adulation all of the capacity alone and anticipation it’d be admirable but there is a abridgement of crisis and acid, apparently needs some auto and abstract lettuce. I’d amusement it like a adolescent sandwich because of its concoction bendability and apparently beneath mayo to activate with.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sorry to apprehend that, Amanda. We acknowledge the time you’ve taken to allotment your acknowledgment with us!

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We adulation this Ambrosial Chickpea Salad.

    But today is Cool Basin Sunday and we bare a Vegan Addle Dip, so I adapted the compound a bit:
    1/2 med onion
    1-2 celery stalks
    1-2 carrots
    2 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
    1/2 cup vegan mayo
    1/2 cup Frank’s Aboriginal Red Hot Sauce
    juice of 1/2 lemon

    Chop the onion, celery, & carrots in the aliment processor. Add the actual capacity borsch until adapted consistency.

    Great with crackers, celery, & carrots as appetizer. Serve on toast, or as a sandwich, or as a wrap.


    Please feel chargeless to share!

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    Jacqueline Abrams

    So good. Accessible to bisected this compound and accept cafeteria for two days. Admired it over a bed of appearance with aggregate bagel condiment brindled on top. Thanks!