Chickpea Salad

This is a great alternative to the traditional tuna salad. I recently had cravings for tuna salad, so I looked up ways to make it without the tuna. I know it may sound weird to some, but tuna salad has a lot of flavors going on- other than the tuna (i.e. pickles, apples, celery, etc.). And after doing some research and experimentation in the kitchen, I learned chickpeas are the perfect replacement. So, whether you are looking for a tuna salad alternative or like trying new things, I'm confident this recipe will do just the trick.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6 as a main dish or 12 as a side dish

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained

  • 1/2 cup onion

  • 1 pickle

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 3 celery stalks

  • 1 apple

  • juice from 1 lemon

  • 1/4 cup mustard

  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt or mashed avocado

  • 1 t. dill weed

  • 1/2 t. minced garlic

  • 1/4 t. pepper

  • 1/4 t. salt

Directions:

  1. Mash the chickpeas in a large bowl.

  2. Chop onion, pickle, bell pepper, celery, and apple.

  3. Add the chopped fruit and veggies to the chickpeas.

  4. Then add the remaining ingredients.

  5. Mix all the ingredients together until combined. Eat immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour then enjoy!

Notes: This recipe works great as a sandwich filler, main dish or served with crackers! Also, the chickpea salad tastes even better after sitting in the fridge a few days, so don't be afraid of the leftovers!

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