Creamy chickpea salad that is made with minimal pantry ingredients when you are short of time or just too tired. This Simple chickpea salad is delicious to eat plain or made into sandwiches or wraps. Great lunch box recipe for school or work!!
Third recipe in the 5-Ingredient Recipe Series.
5 ingredient recipes (salt, pepper and water are not counted as ingredients) that will be EASY, QUICK and DELICIOUS!
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This creamy chickpea salad is made with only 4 ingredients – Canned chickpeas, mayo, Sriracha sauce, scallion, salt and pepper
What makes this creamy chickpea salad with mayo a go-to recipe:
- Just 4 ingredients
- Pantry ingredients
- Kid friendly
No special veggies. Don’t have scallions? Sub minced red onion and cilantro/parsley for some green.
4 Ingredient Salsa Chickpeas <— Another 4 ingredient recipe winner!!
How to make an easy lunch under 5 ingredients?
Step-1: Drain, rinse and pat dry a can of chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. Using a potato masher, mash chickpeas coarsely.
Step-2: Stir mashed chickpeas, mayo, sriracha sauce, chopped scallions, salt and pepper together.
Done and DONE.
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How to enjoy creamy chickpea salad with mayo?
- Eat plain with a side of cucumbers and grape tomatoes or salad
- Sandwich between slices of whole wheat bread, with sliced toamtoes and lettuce to make creamy chickpea salad sandwich.
- Top over whole wheat crackers or sliced cucumber for a snack or appetizer
- Stuff into a croissant
Meal prep. Lunch. Dinner. Appetizer. Snack.
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4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad
- Drain chickpeas in a colander and run under faucet to rinse completely. Pat dry in a kitchen towel to remove all excess moisture.
- Add chickpeas into a large bowl and using a potato masher, mash coarsely.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
- Eat right away or divide into meal prep containers with cucumber/ tomatoes and crackers and store in refrigerator.
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