Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad! This Vegan salad is similar to a “chicken salad” without the meat. Made with chickpeas, hummus and buffalo sauce, this recipe is an easy lunch, dinner or appetizer. Vegan + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Meal prep time! Do you love it? Do you hate it? Be honest! If you hate meal prep, I’ll let you in on a little secret…you don’t have to do everything. GAH! I said it.
So many people start a new way of eating or sign up for a meal plan and get overwhelmed because they believe they need to prep every single meal and snack. Nope! Not the way I do it or the way I recommend my clients do it either.
A meal plan is meant to help you by giving you ideas of what to make and how to make your meals healthier. It’s not meant to burden you or bring you down. Come on…it’s just food!
Meal prep can be simple, delicious and only take you a few minutes…
Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Like this Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad! Yep…I did it. I turned chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) into a quick and easy salad. The texture is similar to a chicken salad so you’re meat loving friends would never know it’s plant based.
And…it’s easier than you think to transform those magical garbanzo beans into a salad too! A little hummus, buffalo sauce, diced celery, green onions, and muscle to wrestle the beans into a salad. I used a spoon to mash the beans and mix the ingredients, but a potato masher works too.
I used a regular hummus for this Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad to add consistency and texture to the mashed beans. It helps everything stick together without using mayo or Greek yogurt. But you could go all out and turn this deliciousness into your own recipe using another hummus flavor. Obviously, omit the buffalo sauce if you go that route. 😉
For meal prep, add greens and cabbage and you’re set. The food doesn’t look like it’s that much food, but the fiber and nutrients really do fill you up in this one! Ready to try it?
What You Need
- Garbanzo Beans
- Buffalo Sauce
- Red Cabbage
- Meal Prep Containers
- Potato Masher
- Mixing Bowl
Mashing the chickpeas does take a few minutes of arm muscle (if you’re using a spoon or potato masher). You can also use a blender to pulse the chickpeas. Then transfer to a mixing bowl and continue mashing them while you stir in the remaining ingredients.
Don’t like buffalo sauce? Omit it! The base recipe for this Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad is extremely versatile. It will adapt to any flavors you add to it. I recommend trying sun dried tomato red pepper if you’re not a spicy person. It’s so good!
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Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Meal Prep Buffalo Chickpea Salad! This Vegan salad is similar to a "chicken salad" without the meat. Made with chickpeas, hummus and buffalo sauce, this recipe is an easy lunch, dinner or appetizer. Vegan + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Drain the garbazo beans in a strainer then add to a mixing bowl.
Using a spoon or a potato masher, mash the beans until it becomes a chicken salad-like consistency.
Add the hummus, celery and buffalo sauce to the bowl and stir to combine. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Divide the mixture evenly among meal prep containers then add the red cabbage and kale. Store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
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