Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chickpea Salad/Spread

The start of a great New Year's Eve party!! I made Chickpea Spread (on the left), salsa (middle) and Triple Ginger Gingersnap Cookies (in the background). Everyone really liked the Chickpea Spread so I thought I would share the recipe. It comes from meatoutmonday.org . I also brought a veggie tray and some bottled vegan ranch dressing (you can see the dressing in the yellow bowl); it was disgusting, I threw it away. I'm sure I could have made a great vegan ranch dressing-anybody have any good recipes?

Chickpea Salad/Spread
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed well
3-4 Tbsp Vegenaise mayonnaise
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp mustard (I use Dijon mustard)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper (to taste)
*If you want a smoother, spreadable consistency blend chickpeas in food processor. Remove and combine with other ingredients in bowl. I usually just use a pastry cutter to chop and mash my chickpeas. It makes a chunkier salad and then I eat it on top of baby spinach leaves. Refrigerate salad or serve immediately.


  1. Everything looks amazing will have to try at my next holiday party, or get together Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  2. I made a Chickpea salad yesterday too! I love chickpeas. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    Sasha from Kale With Love