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4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad

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!!

creamy chicken salad

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!

(If you have missed the previous  posts, then here is the link :

5 Ingredient Ramen Alfredo

5-Ingredient BBQ Ramen Noodles

Instant Pot Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

English Muffin Pizzas ( Mexican Style)

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
  • No-cook
  • Easy
  • Quick
  • Kid friendly
  • Vegetarian

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!!

ingredients to make chickpea salad

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.

If you LOVE chickpeas, then check out a great selection of Chickpea Recipes

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More recipes using the fabulous Sriracha sauce:

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower and Cashews

Easy Baked Shrimp Rolls with Sriracha Ranch

20-Minute, One Skillet Coconut Curry Shrimp

Baked Bang Bang Cauliflower

creamy chicken salad

chickpea salad with mayo

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.

chickpea salad sandwich

creamy chicken salad

More easy lunch box ideas:

How to make Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches in a Waffle Iron? – Buttery croissants filled with soft cooked eggs, deli ham and cheddar cheese are pressed in a waffle iron for the ultimate crispy, toasty, cheesy perfection!!! This Breakfast croissant sandwich just takes a homemade breakfast croissant sandwich recipe and makes it 10 times better.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad – Packed with sautéed rotisserie chicken, pasta, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, toasted pecans, this summer pasta salad is easy, flavorful and great for prepping ahead. Creamy Chicken pesto pasta salad for all your summer barbecues or just in your lunch box.

Really Good Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich with Avocado – Not just another boring chicken salad sandwich!!! Leftover Rotisserie chicken is sautéed with spices and then made into a delicious filling to make a really good rotisserie chicken salad sandwich with avocado.

Crazy Good Garlic butter Ramen Noodles – Garlic bread in the form of ramen noodles!!! This garlic butter ramen noodles is so simple yet crazy good that both adults and kids will enjoy.

creamy chicken salad

More chickpea recipes:

Butter Chickpeas (Vegetarian Butter chicken)

Air Fryer Chickpeas 

or more chickpea recipes

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4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad

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!! 
Prep Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpea salad with mayo, creamy chickpea salad, simple chickpea salad
Servings: 2
Author: Maria Doss



  • 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. 


Chopped red onions may be used instead of scallions. 

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