This Genius Smashed Chickpea Salad Is Vegan, Big-Batchable Comfort Food

Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans, if you must) are loved around the globe and claim a permanent spot in practically everyone’s pantry. It makes sense—since they’re chock full of protein, fiber, folic acid, and manganese, these beans are nutritional overachievers. Yet they’re always relegated to side-dish territory or unceremoniously puréed into yet another bowl of hummus. Whoever coined the phrase “simplicity at its finest” must’ve had chickpeas in mind, and this recipe proves how right they were. Since it doesn’t use anything but a dash of olive oil and a few spices, this dish showcases the natural goodness of chickpeas.


Key Takeaways:

  • Chickpeas are an extremely versatile food which can be similar to mayonnaise.
  • You can make this recipe in large batches for many meals.
  • This is a vegan recipe, but delicious for all diets.


“No-cook. Vegan, hearty, and brimming with both the protein that will power you through the day, and the liveliness to keep you good and awake for it.”

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