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Easy Vegan Caesar Chickpea Salad in a pita

Easy Vegan Caesar Chickpea Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy Vegan Caesar Chickpea Salad recipe features a zesty, plant-based Caesar dressing made with creamy hummus, all ready in just under 15 minutes.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup chopped celery (+/-)
  • ½ cup sliced green onions (+/-)
  • ¼ cup grated carrots 

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ cup hummus *
  • 2 Tablespoons capers, mashed *
  • 1 Tablespoon caper brine (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Serving Ideas:

  • Pita
  • Toast
  • Wrap
  • Lettuce cups


  1. Roughly chop to the chickpeas with a knife (or place in a food processor and pulse a few times, just to break them up), then place in a large bowl.
  2. Place all the remaining Base Ingredients into the large bowl with the chopped chickpeas, set aside.
  3. Place all the Dressing Ingredients into a bowl, mix well until emulsified.
  4. Pour the dressing over top of the chickpea salad ingredients, mix well. Serve in your favorite pitas, on toast, in wraps, or as lettuce cups.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings: 4