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Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad, No Mayo

Creamy vegan chickpea salad no mayo or a red cabbage chickpea salad combined with fresh vegetables, red sauerkraut and tossed in a creamy vegan dressing. This vegan chickpea salad is crunchy, tangy, creamy and provides lots of vitamins and probiotics. Serve as a vegan side dish or mashed in a sandwich / wrap.

Vegan Chickpea Salad No Mayo: Healthy & Delicious

A protein and fiber-rich vegan chickpea salad recipe that is not only creamy and delicious but also healthy too! Substituting your favorite mayo-laden egg or tuna salad with this vegan chickpea salad is a great start to eat healthier.

This is a quick and easy vegan chickpea salad that is full of vitamins and ingredients that help support a healthy gut. Did you know that half a cup of red cabbage is 45% of daily recommended amount of Vitamin C? [1]. Moreover one cup of this salad provides 58.5 % DV of Vitamin C alone due to use of red cabbage and also bell pepper plus celery root.

Red Cabbage Chickpea Salad Vegan

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Red Cabbage Chickpea Salad

If you’re looking for vegan red cabbage recipes I encourage you to try this chickpea cabbage salad! It’s tasty and your health will only benefits from it.

The use of sauerkraut (fermented red cabbage) in recipes provides incredible health benefits by inoculating the gut with beneficial live bacteria (probiotics) which can actually stop the growth of bad bacteria in your gut.

In return this will aid digestion, improve overall gut health, and also improve your immune system [2]

How To Make A Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad

Vegan Chickpea Salad No Mayo With Red Cabbage and Sauerkraut

To make a creamy vegan chickpea salad you need:

  • Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans). Simply drain and rinse a can of chickpeas and you’re on your way. Or soak and boil your own batch if you prefer that.
  • Raw Veggies: Chop your veggies and toss with the rest of ingredients. I used bell pepper, red cabbage, celery root, green onions
  • Sauerkraut: I used my homemade sauerkraut made from red cabbage to add some tanginess. In case you don’t have any, you can replace it with pickles (fermented cucumbers), capers or any other pickled vegetable.
  • Creamy Salad Dressing: I used my homemade ranch dressing (vegan) or you can use some vegan mayo if you like. And give the salad a good stir to coat everything well.
Vegan chickpea salad recipe + dressing

I like my salads creamy! For the dressing in this recipe I used one of my favorite homemade dressing. In order to avoid dairy and some oil excessive vegan mayo this creamy ranch dressing is perfect. As an alternative my creamy avocado dressing would work wonderfully too!

Tips For A Tasty Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad

  • This salad can be made 1 day in advance. It won’t get soggy after a few hours in the fridge it will actually get thicker. Making it the day before actually helps the flavors meld better.
  • The tang in this salad is essential so make sure you use sauerkraut (red or white works fine) or some pickles (fermented cucumbers), capers or any other pickled vegetable.
  • You can use green, red, or yellow bell pepper. Or a variety to add a bit of color to the dish.
  • The creaminess combines really well with the tang and crunch of ingredients, so make sure you use a creamy dressing. Mayo works too if you are too lazy.
  • After mixing the ingredients taste and adjust the seasoning (salt and pepper) according to your taste.
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Vegan Chickpea Salad Substitution Ideas

1. Add other vegetables like carrots, celery, tomatoes, or some seeds like: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds. Some dried fruit will work too!

2. Leave the chickpeas intact, serve the salad on a bed of mixed greens, or lightly mash the garbanzo beans with a fork so you could enjoy it as a sandwich or burrito filler.

3. If you’d like additional plant based protein, or want to make this salad a little heartier, try adding in a cup of cooked quinoa, lentils or other beans.

4. Add 1 avocado for additional creaminess and healthy fats.

How Long Does This Vegan Chickpea Salad Last?

Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Give the leftover salad a good stir before serving to redistribute the dressing.

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Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad No Mayo (With Probiotics)

Creamy vegan chickpea salad no mayo, packed with plant based protein and healthy veggies – this healthy vegan chickpea salad is crunchy, tangy, creamy and so easy to make! It provides lots of vitamins, probiotics and makes a delicious vegan side dish, a meal or it can be mashed in a sandwich or wrap.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Vegan
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 136.8kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Vegan Chickpea Salad

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas - unsalted, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut (made with red cabbage) - or any other pickled / fermented veggie
  • 1/2 cup raw red cabbage - shredded
  • 3/4 cup celery root - julienned or chopped
  • 1/2 sweet red bell pepper - chopped
  • 2 green onion stalks

Dressing And Seasonings

Instructions
 

Prepare Ingredients For The Chickpea Salad

  • Drain the chickpeas, transfer to a strainer and rinse under cool running water. Or you can cook your chickpeas from scratch if you prefer.
  • Chop all other vegetables to a uniform size.

Assemble The Salad

  • In a large bowl toss together the chickpeas, chopped red cabbage, celery root, green onion, bell peppers and the sauerkraut.
  • Pour over the homemade ranch dressing and mix until evenly coated.

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Notes

 

Vegan Chickpea Salad No Mayo Recipe Tips 

 
  • You can use green, red, or yellow bell pepper. Or a variety to add more color and crunch to the salad.
  • Add diced avocado for some healthy fats and more creaminess. Add it just before serving to avoid browning.
  • The creaminess combines really well with the tang and crunch of ingredients, so make sure you use a creamy dressing. Mayo works too if you are too lazy.
  • After mixing the ingredients taste and adjust the seasoning (salt and pepper) according to your taste.
  • Add other vegetables like carrots, celery, tomatoes, or some seeds like: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds. Some dried fruit will work too!
  • If you’d like additional plant based protein, or want to make this salad a little heartier, try adding in a cup of cooked quinoa, lentils or other beans.
  • Add 1 avocado for additional creaminess and healthy fats.
  • The tang in this salad is essential so make sure you use sauerkraut (red cabbage or white) or some pickles (fermented cucumbers), capers or any other pickled vegetable.
 

Ways To Serve

 
Leave the chickpeas intact, serve the salad on a bed of mixed greens, or lightly mash the garbanzo beans with a fork so you could enjoy it as a sandwich or burrito filler.
 

Vegan Chickpea Salad Storing

 
  • This salad can be made 1 day in advance. It won’t get soggy after a few hours in the fridge it will actually get thicker. Making it the day before actually helps the flavors meld better.
  • Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Give the leftover salad a good stir before serving to redistribute the dressing.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 136.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.4g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 1.8g | Vitamin A: 10.7IU | Vitamin C: 58.5mg | Calcium: 9.1mg | Iron: 9.5mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Enjoy this chickpea salad and please leave me a comment if you make it, I would love to hear your thoughts! Your feedback is super helpful for me and readers. Thank you!

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Madison

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

I loved the idea of using a creamy dressing, but I'm too lazy ..ha ha...and I just used some vegan mayo, it's absolutely delicious! Thanks!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Thanks Madison! Enjoy!