I stumbled across this recipe in my recipe box and had to try it! It is the perfect salad or side dish for summer barbecues and potlucks. It’s a great dish for vegans or vegetarians to bring to a party if they know that there will be mostly meat or dairy-type dishes. Chickpeas fill you up and are a good source of protein. However, I think your non-veggie friends will enjoy this too. The dressing is called French dressing which I had never made before. It’s similar to a Thousand Island dressing but I made it a bit healthier. So try making this salad for your next summer party that everyone will enjoy!

Food Recipe

  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Persons: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Salad Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • ½ large purple onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • cups romaine hearts, chopped finely
  • Dressing Ingredients
  • ½ cup reduced fat Veganaise (or regular mayo)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard (or Dijon mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Instructions
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Mix well to combine and adjust flavors as you like.
  4. Add more ketchup or sugar if you like it sweeter or more vinegar if you like it tangy.
  5. Then mix the chopped salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  6. Pour ¼ cup of the dressing on the salad at a time.
  7. Once salad ingredients are coated, you can add more salt and pepper at this time.
  8. Set in fridge for a couple hours or eat right away!
  9. Mix well to combine and adjust flavors as you like.

Tip: I found this tastes even better when all the flavors sit for a bit. Best served cold. This salad is still great the next day but the romaine lettuce may be a little wilted. Hank says, ‘Ruff!” (Enjoy!).

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