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Buffalo Chickpea Salad (vegetarian + vegan option)


Helloooo and happy Friday filled with Buffalo Chickpea Salad!


I made this Buffalo Chickpea Salad because I love buffalo sauce. I dip my fries in it. I put it on sandwiches, eggs, pizza. I’m buffalo sauce’s number one fan. I wanted a delicious vegetarian recipe for something I could use in sandwiches. Something with substance. Something with buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

What I love about this Buffalo Chickpea Salad

  • it’s vegetarian and easy to make vegan
  • it can be used in sandwiches, wraps, salads or stuffed into cute little phyllo cups
  • it’s a great game day appetizer
  • it’s easy to make
  • it’s made with buffalo sauce ♥︎

Buffalo Chickpea Salad (vegetarian + vegan option)

Buffalo Chickpea Salad (vegetarian + vegan option)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This simple recipe is made with every day pantry items including mayo, chickpeas and buffalo sauce. Great for sandwiches, wraps and phyllo cups. Can be served with chips or crackers, too.


  • 2 C cooked chickpeas (I used canned - rinsed)
  • 1/4 C diced celery
  • 1/4 C mayonnaise (veganaise for vegan version)
  • 2 tbsp buffalo wing sauce, plus more for garnish (use vegan for vegan version)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Prepare the chickpeas. Place 1/3 of the chickpeas in a mixing bowl and mash them. Add the remaining chickpeas to the mixing bowl and stir to combine with the mashed chickpeas.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the cilantro) to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and drizzle with extra buffalo sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 285mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 1g Protein: 7g

Buffalo Chickpea Salad


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20 comments on “Buffalo Chickpea Salad (vegetarian + vegan option)”

  1. This is genius. I love chickpeas and buffalo sauce so I am sure i would like this combo!

  2. These would be delicious and make you not miss the meat!

  3. Vegetables are good for health. I would love to eat vegetables. Salad help me with enough energy, and not worry about obesity by grease, or too many calories as meat. love it. thanks for sharing

  4. Those little chickpea salad filled phyllo cups are so cute!! This salad sure looks healthy and delicious :)

  5. Yum, yum, yum! I love chickpeas and this salad with its Buffalo sauce! How great on a sandwich :)

  6. I’ve made roasted Buffalo chickpeas for a snack, but I love the idea of using the flavors in a salad — perfect for warm weather!

    • I’ve never made roasted chickpeas but I need to give them a try. I bet they make for great snacking. :)

  7. I’ve got everything ready to make this recipe!! I need healthy snacks for this week right before vacation!

    • Vacation, YES! Hope you have a wonderful vacation, Megan! Hope you enjoy this recipe if you give it a try. :)

  8. What an awesome salad…and it makes a perfect appetizer!

  9. Yum! Adding this to my vegan recipe list. I host for so many vegans and vegetarian friends I am always look for new recipes for them. Thanks!

  10. Awesome Salad recipe Yum! ?? I love salad especially vegetables Salad.
    Thank you so much for your nice recipe post

  11. Buffalo Chickpea Salad looks so yummy in the pictures. Thanks for the recipe.