Buffalo Chickpea Salad

We took all the flavors you know and love from Buffalo wings and used them in this plant-based chickpea salad. Celery adds a satisfying crunch, while blue cheese provides a cooling element to balance the spicy sauce. Serve on top of leafy greens or use as a sandwich filling.

a recipe photo of the Buffalo Chickpea Salad served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Mix ranch dressing and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Add chickpeas, celery, scallions and blue cheese; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
13g Fat
37g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 295IU 6%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Vitamin K 28mcg 23%
Sodium 450mg 20%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 74mg 18%
Potassium 523mg 11%
Zinc 3mg 27%

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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