Vegan Salad Recipes: 5-minute Rainbow Carrot Chickpea Salad

September 4, 2015
The smashed chickpea salad has become everyone's new favorite sub for traditional tuna/chicken salad. It's creamy, crunchy, and full of protein which makes it the perfect lunch. There are dozens of recipes out there - but this one features tasty raw, rainbow carrots! Not only do the carrots add some nice color to the dish, but they add crunch and sweetness to the salad. You can spread this salad on GF bread, crackers, or serve over a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch!
GF Vegan Rainbow Carrot Chickpea Salad

Vegan Salad Recipes: 5-minute Rainbow Carrot Chickpea Salad

Recipe Type: Allergen Free Salads
utensils YIELDS 2 large servings
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  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2-3 rainbow carrots
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo or hummus
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
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1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. 2. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork until there are about 75% mashed. Add in 2 tablespoons of vegan mayo or hummus and stir until thick, creamy texture is achieved. 3. Wash and dice rainbow carrots and mix into chickpea salad. 4. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice and spice with salt and pepper to taste.

Christina credits adopting the vegan lifestyle as the single most profound shift in her life. She went on Weight Watchers for the first time in 7th grade; she struggled with eating habits and weight issues until college, when she finally decided to take her health seriously. Veganism has helped Christina maintain a healthy body weight and achieve peace with her body. She believes veganism is what led her to become the energetic, go-getter, healthy, holistic person. Follow Christina on Pinterest @vegannugget and Instagram @christinaramireznyc.


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