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Chickpea Salad on Lettuce Bowls


The versatility of chickpeas are great and the benefits of this little legume is astounding. Chickpeas provide fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, just to name a few. Since I don’t eat meat I turn to chickpeas a lot, especially for the basic older recipes like tuna fish sandwiches. Today’s recipe is inspired by tuna fish but instead of fish I use the chickpea and in place of bread a nice lettuce bowel.

This is great for those who don’t eat bread or if you are looking for a different thing for a light lunch. I also like this because if you don’t eat fish you still get to enjoy something like it and full of protein. You can also add or take away the ingredients to meet your taste.


1 15.5 ounce can of chickpea (garbanzo) beans

1/4 cup of mayonnaise (vegan works great too)

1 small tomato

3 small sweet peppers

1/4 cup or less white onion

Salt, black pepper, garlic powder per your taste and spiced paprika for on top of each bowl

Lettuce of your choice

In a medium bowl pour drained chickpeas and diced onions mash for a few minutes until the chickpeas are no longer whole. You are wanting some shape in them still so you have various textures. Next add the diced tomato, sweet peppers, mayonnaise and seasoning mixing well.

On a plate or in a bowl spoon chickpea mixture onto washed lettuce leaves then top with paprika.

This is such a quick and easy recipe but full of goodness, I hope you enjoy.

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