Vegan Chipotle Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chipotle Chickpea Salad

Hi guys! Just finished cleaning up after this dinner, and had to come here and share this recipe immediately. It was one of those days where work was so busy, the day flew by and I am mentally exhausted. I came home and didn’t feel like using pots or pans, so I just dumped a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and mashed away. This end result was incredible – so incredible, that I am mustering up some energy to actually write this post before I forget what I put in this chickpea salad – ha!

One of the things that I never thought I could give up when I first went vegan was chicken salad. Man, I was such a sucker for Willow Tree. I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to do it. Low and behold, here I am, mashing up chickpeas to get my fix. And yes, it’s a kick-ass substitute. I don’t even miss the damn Willow Tree… AT ALL.

This chickpea salad is best between two slices of bread with some lettuce (mmm carbs) but I decided to be good and have lettuce wraps tonight. It’s also good on salad or just with a spoon. I actually licked the bowl clean, so… trust me. IT’S GOOD ANY WAY!!

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The Recipe

Serves: 3-4 people (or less if you are like me and can’t stop eating it…)

You will need:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 vidalia onion, diced small
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 tbs Chipotle Just Mayo (or any kind of vegan mayo would work!)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To make:

  • Add chickpeas to a large bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add carrots, celery, onion, and avocado – mix well and mash avocado.
  • Add mayo, vinegar, salt, and pepper – mix well.
  • Add to your favorite salad, bread, or lettuce wraps (like me!)
  • Try not to lick bowl (sorry not sorry)

Probably one of my favorite quick meals for dinner, and so freaking good. You’ll want to eat it with a fork, let me tell you. It stays well in the fridge, but the avocado can brown a bit if you don’t seal it up tight. No biggie, just a warning.

So for all the chicken salad lovers out there – I get it. Shit is rough at first, but I promise this is a good way to curb the craving.

Okay, now I really am going to tune out and relax for the rest of the night. I can’t believe my brain even had the capacity to function and write this. Time to veg out of the couch. K bye, friends! xx bianca

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