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Vegan Zaatar Chickpea Salad in a pita

Vegan Zaatar Chickpea Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 Cups 1x
  • Category: Salad, Lunch
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


Zaatar spice shines like a star, this Vegan Zaatar Chickpea Salad that is both healthy and delicious.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. can ] chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup finely diced red onions (or white or green)
  • 1 cup small-diced red bell peppers (or green)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup [raw] cashews *
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar (+/-)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons zaatar (+/-) *
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) * 

Serving Ideas:


  1. Place the raw cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water, allow to soak for 15 minutes. Then drain, and discard the water, and place into a high-speed blender.
  2. Add all the remaining Dressing Ingredients into the high-speed blender along with the soaked cashews. Blend on high for one to two minutes or until smooth and emulsified. Set aside.
  3. Place the chickpeas into a medium-sized bowl, using a potato masher (or fork), give the chickpeas a rough mash, then add all the remaining Base Ingredients. Mix well to evenly distribute.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chickpea mixture, mix well.
  5. Allow to sit for several minutes for the flavors to marry.Taste test, adjust flavors by adding ingredients, if needed. Serve and enjoy!


*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:  Makes 2 ½ cups