Smashed Chickpea Salad

Made with creamy mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, dill, crunchy celery, and green onion, the texture and flavor of this Smashed Chickpea Salad is delightful. Try it stuffed into a sandwich, on top a bed of salad greens, or spooned on crackers; you’ll find many ways to enjoy this salad and almost anything goes! To make it plant-based, simply sub a vegan mayo for the mayonnaise.

1 can Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Garbanzo Beans, (aka chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2 organic green onions, root end trimmed, green and white parts thinly sliced
2 stalks organic celery, ends trimmed, diced
1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons organic Dijon mustard
Natural Grocers Brand Bulk seasonings
1⁄2 teaspoon Organic Dill Weed, (or use 1 ½ teaspoons fresh chopped organic dill)
1⁄2 teaspoon Real Salt
1⁄2 teaspoon Organic Ground Black Pepper

1. Add the garbanzo beans to a large bowl and simply mash with a fork until texture appears flaked, almost like tuna.

2. Add the green onion, celery, mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings to the mashed beans and stir until well combined.

3. For serving, pile high on bread (open faced or as sandwiches) or fill lettuce cups; top with your choice of sliced avocado, broccoli sprouts, and/or sliced red pepper.


Options for serving: Try lettuce cups; on sandwiches topped with avocado slices, broccoli sprouts, and/or sliced red pepper; on top of salad greens; as an appetizer served with crackers; or rolled with plenty of vegetables into a tortilla for a wrap.

Recommended Beverage: Beer

Recommended Style: Organic Pale Ale

Recommended Brand: Samuel Smith