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No-Cook Pantry Chickpea Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This easy no-cook pantry chickpea salad is my favorite power outage recipe, simple and full of plant protein! Quick, yummy, ready in 5 minutes.  This dish can be enjoyed as a sandwich, on a salad, or just eaten with some crackers for an extra helping of plant based protein.

It’s hurricane season here in New England! Living in the middle of the woods, you better believe we are used to power outages all year. To prep, I’m compiling a list of all my favorite no-cook recipes to make when we don’t have any power in the house. This pantry chickpea salad is a quick go-to lunch that requires no cooking. Just mash and mix ingredients into a bowl, spread on a slice of bread or a lettuce leaf from the garden, and you have a quick and easy lunch ready in no time.

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This Pantry Staple Chickpea Salad Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Bright
  • Satisfying
  • Made with just 4 pantry staple ingredients
  • Great for a power outage or when you just don’t feel like cooking
  • Vegan & gluten free
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Vegetarian & Vegan Food Ideas for a Power Outage

This easy chickpea salad recipe is great for making a quick and healthy meal when you don’t have power. This pantry chickpea salad can be eaten many different ways! If you have bread, it makes a great and easy sandwich. For our last power outage, I went outside and grabbed a few leaves of lettuce from the garden to make a chickpea salad wrap. You can also eat this salad as a dip, and spread it on crackers or scoop into celery. No matter which way you eat it, it’s going to be good!
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What’s In This Simple Pantry Chickpea Salad?

You can use condiment packets if you have those on hand, just make sure to have a plan if you open a new jar of condiment… if you don’t have power you won’t be able to refrigerate.  We keep ice packs and some cooler on hand in case we need them.

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What Do I Eat When There’s No Power?

This pantry staple chickpea salad recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand already. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make This Chickpea Salad?

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or mash the chickpeas against the side of the bowl with a fork.
  2. Add the mayo, sweet relish, and mustard. Stir well to combine all ingredients. I found the seasoning was great and didn’t need any salt or pepper (but feel free to add).
  3. Serve on bread as an open faced sandwich, on lettuce wraps, or with crackers as a tasty spread.

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A No-Cook Sandwich Recipe That’s Perfect for Summer

This no-cook chickpea sandwich is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  This sandwich comes together in about 5 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a healthy meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

Other Pantry Staple Recipes We Love!

Vegan Loaded Nachos (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple, High Protein)

Vegan Peach Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple Recipe)

Creamy Vegan Hummus Pasta (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple Recipe)

Mediterranean One Pot Pasta (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles (Vegan Pantry Staple Recipe, Gluten Free)

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4 Ingredient Pantry Chickpea Salad (Vegan, GF, Power Outage Recipe)

Kelly Jensen
This easy no-cook pantry chickpea salad is my favorite power outage recipe, simple and full of plant protein! Quick, yummy, ready in 5 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon mayo plant based
  • 1 teaspoon sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or against the side of the bowl with a fork.
  • Add the mayo, sweet relish, and mustard.  Stir well to combine all ingredients. I found the seasoning was great and didn't need any salt or pepper (but feel free to add).
  • Serve on bread as an open faced sandwich, on lettuce wraps, or with crackers as a tasty spread.
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