Chickenless Salad

    • Makes3 servings

This chickenless salad is a tasty vegetarian spin on chicken salad, using chickpeas instead.


  • 1 540-mL can chickpeas, drained

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 1/4 cup pickle relish, or chopped pickle (any kind)

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise, (or more, if desired)

  • 2 tsp prepared mustard

  • salt, to taste

  • black pepper, to taste


  • Lightly crush the chickpeas in a bowl with a fork or potato masher. You just want to break them up a bit so don't mash them to a purée — leave plenty of texture.

  • Add the chopped celery, pickle relish or pickle, mayonnaise and mustard.

  • Mix well, then taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.

This article was originally published on Sep 01, 2005