Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chicken Salad with Garbanzo Beans (and a giveaway!)

As runners, my husband and I are always trying to increase both our protein and fiber intake.  I add beans to anything I can.  I had read about making chicken salad with garbanzo beans so when Joyce and I were approached by Hampton Creek to sample its Just Mayo products I thought a chicken salad would be a great use.

I've made this recipe using both the garlic flavor and the chipotle; when I used the garlic version, I didn't bother adding any garlic salt.  Our family enjoyed this as a lunch on whole grain bread, but we also used leftovers as a high protein snack paired with whole grain crackers.

As I looked at the Hampton Creek website, I saw many great looking recipes; the Chiptole Carrot Salad is on my list for my next pot-luck.  I also started following their Pinterest pages; the board Game Day had some new ideas for the upcoming Super Bowl.  Check it out!

Hampton Creek would love to send a package of all four flavors of Just Mayo, plus a few bonuses, to one lucky winner.  To enter, just leave a comment in the comment section below. 

  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans (or soaked beans)
  • 2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped finely
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup Just Mayo, chipotle
  • 1/2 t garlic salt
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon (2 T)
  • Dill pickle slices, chopped
  • 1 T dill, minced
  • pepper to taste

  1. Add celery, onion, pickle slices, garbanzo beans lemon juice, and dill to chopper. Chop to fine consistency.
  2. Add Just Mayo, garlic salt, and chicken. Mix well (my chopper is pretty large so I just add this to the chopper).
  3. Refrigerate to chill. 
  4. Serve on whole wheat bread, bagels, or crackers.

Difficulty: easy
Time:  20 minutes
Source: adapted a few recipes from Pinterest


  1. Sandwiches are a family staple for lunch... I'd love to have "Just Mayo" to put on them!

  2. I'd love to try "Just Mayo"! Thanks!

  3. Just Mayo makes everything better!! I'd love to try all of their flavors! 💗 Your recipes are great!

  4. This recipe sounds delish!! I'd love to try some Just Mayo!!

  5. I am intrigued by the flavors they offer. I have never had flavored mayonnaise before.

  6. Sounds yummy!

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  7. Not sure if this went thru -- delete if a dupe.
    I've tried this brand before and it's great!!
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  8. I want to try Just Mayo in my next tuna sandwich!

  9. Just stumbled across this blogger. ..looking for interesting easy recipes. Saw the chicken salad with garbanzo beans, have never seen this brand before or realized that they had didn't flavors of mayo's. We shop on a military base and have a limited selection. I Would love to see the variety of mayo's and try your products!

  10. I would love to try this it looks so healthy and yummy plus easy :) thanks for this.