Low Sodium Chickpea Salad Recipe

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This low sodium chickpea salad sandwich recipe makes a fantastic and flavorful vegetarian low salt lunch or dinner! A healthy and plant-based meal you can make without cooking. This sandwich is packed with flavor, and has quite a crunch from fresh celery & bell pepper and a creamy low sodium dressing.

This low sodium chickpea salad sandwich with garbanzo beans is a fantastic lunch – and easy to meal prep or make ahead. Serve with no salt added chips,  low sodium oven baked fries, or a simple cucumber salad for a fantastic meal.

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Finding easy options for low sodium lunches can be hard – but this chickpea salad is so versatile and delicious! It’s high in protein, high in fiber, and loaded with a creamy dressing. It’s super versatile, so you can enjoy this on low salt sandwich bread, in a low sodium tortilla, as a lettuce wrap, or on a top of a bed of greens.

This creamy chickpea salad is a fantastic low sodium filling lunch or dinner!  I absolutely love smashed chickpea salad, and wanted to give this recipe an update by using classic chicken salad veggies (celery & red pepper) for a bright and fresh crunch. It gives this sandwich an extra pop of flavor.

This Low Sodium Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • A Great Make Ahead Lunch or Dinner
  • Creamy
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free!

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One of the Best Low Sodium Vegetarian Recipes

This low sodium chickpea salad is fantastic vegetarian recipe that everyone will love. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, no-salt-added canned chickpeas. It’s a great way to get some extra vegetables onto the table too!

Browse all our low sodium vegetarian recipes here for more fresh & delicious dinner ideas. These meatless meals are great to enjoy from breakfast, lunch, or dinner – you won’t miss the meat!

What’s In This Plant Based Chickpea Salad Sandwich?

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No Salt Canned Beans Versus Homemade

While I love the convenience of no-salt-added canned beans, I also love cooking dry beans from scratch in my Pressure Cooker – the texture is better and it’s more economical.  I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than standard models. The Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required!

While canned beans are super convenient, normal varieties are often loaded with sodium.  If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of sodium in your recipes. Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about investing in a pressure cooker instead! Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.

Browse through all our low sodium bean recipes here!

Versatile Low Sodium Lunches

This recipe makes enough chickpea salad for about 4 servings, but there are many ways you can enjoy this!  Just add 2 generous scoops to a slice of your favorite low salt bread, top with sprouts/tomato/lettuce, and lunch is ready.

You can also wrap the filling up in romaine lettuce for a lettuce wrap. Or just eat on top of a spinach salad, your choice!

This recipe makes a great snack too. I like loading up a few low sodium crackers with a scoop of this chickpea salad for a hearty snack anytime.

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How Do I Make Low Salt Chickpea Salad?

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork for 3 to 4 minutes until they are crumbly.
  2. Add the chopped bell pepper, celery, low sodium mayonnaise, mustard, relish, dill, and onion powder. Mix thoroughly until combined into a creamy filling.
  3. To assemble sandwich, add 2 generous scoops of chickpea salad to low-salt bread or to a lettuce wrap. Add any additional low sodium sandwich topping desired and enjoy! Or enjoy with low salt crackers.

More Low Sodium Lunches You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Bean Salad Recipe (No Salt Added)

Creamy Low Sodium Tomato Soup Recipe

Low Sodium Pasta Salad Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Lentil Soup Recipe (Vegetarian)

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Low Sodium Chickpea Salad

This low sodium chickpea salad sandwich recipe makes a fantastic and flavorful vegetarian low salt lunch or dinner! A healthy and plant-based alternative to chicken salad.  This sandwich is packed with flavor, and has quite a crunch from fresh celery & bell pepper and a creamy low sodium dressing.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 1/2-cup servings
Calories 173 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 ounce can No-Salt-Added Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Low Salt Bread, Lettuce Wraps, etc. for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork for 3 to 4 minutes until they are crumbly.
  • Add the chopped bell pepper, celery, low sodium mayonnaise, mustard, relish, dill, and onion powder. Mix thoroughly until combined into a creamy filling.
  • To assemble sandwich, add 2 generous scoops of chickpea salad to low-salt bread or to a lettuce wrap. Add any additional low sodium sandwich topping desired and enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 329mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 549IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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