Mashed Chickpea Salad with Dill & Capers


This creamy yet light vegan salad is full of bright, herby goodness. On its own, it's great to serve alongside a sandwich or veggie burger in place of potato salad or coleslaw. You can also make it into a light lunch by adding a handful of arugula to enjoy it as a green salad. Double the recipe and refrigerate to have on hand throughout the week.

Mashed Chickpea Salad with Dill & Capers
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed

  • cup finely chopped celery

  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 1 scallion, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons capers, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Place chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. Fold the towel over and gently rub the chickpeas to release any loose skins. Discard the skins; transfer the chickpeas to a medium bowl. Mash the chickpeas with a fork. Add celery, mayonnaise, dill, scallion, capers, lemon juice and pepper; stir until well coated.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Vitamin A 93IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 34mcg 8%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 19mg 4%
Potassium 110mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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