Recipe: Chickpea Celery Salad

Sandwiches aren’t something I take to work very often, but I had a weird craving for one recently. I knew I needed something super delicious and interesting for the filling, and this chickpea celery salad was the answer. The only problem was it was so delicious I ate heaps of it before it even made it into my lunchbox! Thankfully it’s also super easy to make more!

Chickpea Celery Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

I amended a recipe I found at Oh She Glows

Ingredients List

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 3 spring onions
  • Half red capsicum
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3tbs mayonnaise
  • 2tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and mash until mostly crushed
  2. Thinly slice the celery and spring onions and toss through the chickpeas
  3. Dice the capsicum and add to the chickpea mix
  4. Mince the garlic and place in a small bowl
  5. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and mix well to combine
  6. Finely chop the coriander and stir through the mayonnaise mix then add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper
  7. Spoon through the chickpea mixture, tossing to evenly coat everything

Chickpea Celery Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

This chickpea celery salad is seriously that simple! It’s perfect for a super quick meal that doesn’t even involve turning on the stove or the oven. Plus it’s not only delicious, it’s also really filling and full of excellent crunch. No wonder I ate so much of it straight from the bowl…

I did manage to save enough to make my sandwiches, and it worked perfectly with some crisp lettuce leaves in both a normal sandwich as well as wraps. You can really eat this any way that makes you happy, and believe me it will make you happy!

Chickpea Celery Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

If you want to make a vegan version of this then simply choose a vegan mayo option and you’re good to go! This chickpea celery salad travels well too so it’s excellent for picnics and potlucks, and it also keeps well for a day or two – perfect!

Chickpea Celery Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

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