Chickpea Salad


By Clea Grady of Veganuary

Looking for a replacement filling for tuna sandwiches? Then look no further. This will totally hit the spot. And if you're not a sandwich fan, then this is also just great on it's own. Ideal for packed lunches, or alongside other salads at dinner.


  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 carrot (large) grated
  • 2 stalks of spring onion, finely chopped
  • Half a small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 big gherkins, chopped
  • Vegan mayo
  • Japanese Ume Plum Seasoning (just a few shakes... I use the Clearspring brand)
  • Salt and cracked pepper to taste


  • Wash and drain the chickpeas and pour into a good sized bowl.
  • Add all other veggie ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add a good squirt of mayo and mix. You may wish to add more after mixing – it really is a case of personal taste.
  • Add a couple shakes of the plum seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Serve on its own, or between slices of crusty bread or sliced bread toast. Add lettuce or rocket, tomato, even a slice of cheese if you feel like it.