Chickpea Spread

Hello, hello! Manuel has been away from home the past couple of weeks. This has resulted in me holding off on completely restocking the fridge. An account I follow recently posted a photo of them eating a chickpea “mock tuna sandwich.” This inspired me to use whatever I happened to already have at home to take a crack at my own version of it. & Let me tell you, I was SOOOO impressed with the results that I’ve already eaten it three times this week.

This is super simple, affordable, & there’s even a good chance you already have most of the ingredients on deck! So, try it out & let me know how ya like it!


Chickpea Spread

Time: Less than 10 min
Great source of protein


  • 1 can or 15.5 oz chickpeas*
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (I used Follow Your Heart’s Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise)
  • 3 tablespoons mustard (I used Trader Joe’s Deli Style Spicy Brown Mustard – but use what you have, for now, that’s the point!)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    • OR 1 finely chopped shallot*
  • 3-4 chopped snack-sized seaweed sheets*
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ground black pepper for topping

*Chickpeas & garbanzo beans are the same thing. The more ya know!
*I’ve tried both & personally preferred the shallot.
*You can add more seaweed if you want it to taste a bit “fishier.”

Possible toppings:

I imagine this tasting bomb with some added scallions & freshly squeezed lemon juice… YUM.


  1. Drain & rinse the chickpeas.
  2. In a bowl or storage container, mash the chickpeas with a fork until you get them to the consistency of your preference.
  3. Add the rice vinegar, vegan mayo, mustard, onion/shallot, seaweed, and garlic powder. Mix until combined.
  4. Top with some ground pepper to taste & you’re done! Do with it as you please. Use it as a spread, filling, or dip!
  5. Store whatever remains in the fridge. If you mixed it in a storage container like I did, all you have to do is put the lid on. Fewer dishes, woo!

I personally spread it on some lightly toasted sourdough bread & it was DEEEE-LICIOUS.

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I welcome you to try this out! If you do, please let me know! I’d love to hear about it.

& I leave you with…

Fish are friends, not food.


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