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Quick + Easy Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas in a wooden spoon and bowl

You know the ease of opening up a can of tuna, tossing it in a bowl with mayo and, voila, lunch is ready?

This recipe is the plant-powered version of the quick tuna salad. Pretty much the same actions: open up a can of chickpeas, mash it up, and stir in some mayo and crunchy veggies.

vegan chickpea salad on a white plate

I love to eat it with rice crackers or in a whole grain wrap for my main lunch event. It also goes great in a sandwich with whole-grain bread or even atop a bed of greens for a double-salad!

Chickpea salad and arugula on slices of baguette with a side of blackberries and a side of cherry tomatoes

chickpea salad on a white plate

Chickpea Salad

Have lunch ready in no time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cans chickpeas drained + rinsed
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo (plant-based)
  • to taste salt + pepper


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then pour into a medium bowl
  • Mash chickpeas to desired consistency with potato masher
  • Add mayo, celery, and onions and continue to mash or simply mix together
  • Add salt + pepper to taste

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