This 9-ingredient Homestyle “Chick-un” Salad uses plenty of nutritious ingredients, packing it with plant based protein and fiber. Use it for sandwiches, wraps or even on its own for a satisfying and filling meal. Not to mention, it’s perfect for meal prep and only takes 10 minutes to throw together!

Now that it’s the summer time, I have been craving salads. I remember ordering Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Tim Hortons in the summer as a kid and had a sudden craving for one. Since I don’t eat meat, I replaced the chicken with chickpeas which still gives the salad a bite. Plus, it’s high in protein and fiber so it’s actually satisfying! I like to fill my wraps and sandwiches up with this salad, but it’s also great over a bed of lettuce and spinach.

This Chick-un salad has so many textures which I love. The chickpeas have a nice tender bite, the almonds give it a crunch, and the grapes and celery give it a refreshing burst of additional flavours of sweet and salty. And then on top of that, you have the delciious creamy dill dressing!

I hope you give this Vegan Chickun Salad a go & love them as much as I do because it’s:

  • healthy & nutritious
  • refreshing
  • coated with a delicious flavourful dressing
  • high in protein
  • vegan & gluten free
  • super fast and easy to make
  • made in 1 bowl
  • reminiscent of the real thing
  • & so yummy

If you make this refreshing homestyle vegan chick-un salad, please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!


  • 2 c cooked chickpeas
  • 1 stock of celery
  • handful of grapes
  • handful of almonds
  • 3-4 tbsp of mayo
  • 2 tsp dijon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried-to taste)
  • juice of 1/4 of lemon
  • sald and pepper to taste


  1. Mash chickpeas with a fork
  2. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix until everything is coated


  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Makes 2-4 servings
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 days

About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. the amount of chickpea tuna salad i make on the regular is ridiculous, yet it never gets old. it’s always one of those meals i have right before my next grocery shopping trip~
    there’s so many different seasonings & mix ins you can add and it comes together really quick

    this one is 🙌
    i love the addition of grapes, i remember thinking that was weird in a savory dish but it actually makes it that much better