The Kernel

Smashed Chickpea Salad

By Recipe, Styling & Photos: Kayla Breeden Falconer, Kayla’s Kitch and Fix

Make this Smashed Chickpea Salad in under 10 minutes with minimal effort! Enjoy on its own as a simple side salad, stuffed in a sandwich or filled into a wrap. Get your filling of protein, fiber, and bright, fresh flavors all in one delicious helping!

 Ingredients:

 
1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
1/2 lemon, juice of
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup Himalayan Pink Salt Sun Poppers, crushed into powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced

Directions: 

  1. In a food processor, crush the Sun Poppers until a powder is formed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder and Sun Popper powder and stir, then smash lightly with a fork until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Add in salt and pepper, to taste, as well as diced celery and diced red onion. Mix together.
  4. Serve in a sandwich or lettuce wrap with your favorite toppings (i.e. cucumber slices, vegan mayo, avocado, sprouts, greens, etc.)!

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