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Crunchy Smashed Chickpea Salad (Dairy-Free, Mayo-Free)

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Creamy and crunchy (without dairy or mayo), Crunchy Smashed Chickpea Salad is packed with plant-based protein and fiber. It's s snap to make, tastes delicious, and packs beautifully for lunches or potlucks.
Servings 6 cups


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 14- oz can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14- oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery from about 3 stalks
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple from about 1 medium apple
  • 1 scallion finely chopped (white and green parts)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • To a large bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and white beans. Using a back of a fork, mash the white beans until smooth paste forms. This might take a few minutes, but just keep mashing until the beans are smooth.
  • Add the chickpeas and mash lightly, leaving some whole and most in large chunks.
  • Add the celery, apple, and scallion, mixing well to combine. Taste and add additional salt, black pepper, or vinegar to taste.


Serve this salad over greens with an extra drizzle of vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil.
It's also fabulous as a sandwich filling with avocado and baby spinach.