We are always looking for ways to incorporate more legumes into our day – this mashed chickpea salad with dill is one of our new favorite ways to accomplish this! Think of it as a chicken salad alternative…its full of fiber and protein, creamy, and oh so delicious!


  • 1 (15 ounce) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup quality mayonnaise (Sir Kensington, Chosen Foods, etc.)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped (we didn’t have any scallions, so we used red onion instead!)
  • 2 teaspoons capers, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Place chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. Fold the towel over and gently rub the chickpeas to release any loose skins. Discard the skins; transfer the chickpeas to a medium bowl.
  2. Mash the chickpeas with a fork. Add celery, mayonnaise, dill, scallion, capers, lemon juice and pepper; stir until well coated.