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buffalo chickpea salad with ranch dressing

Roasted buffalo chickpea salad

Easy roasted buffalo chickpea salad recipe! A vegetarian buffalo sauce lover’s salad with crispy roasted buffalo chickpeas and lots of veggies. 

Course entree, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chickpeas, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348 kcal
Author Trish

Ingredients

FOR THE CRISPY ROASTED BUFFALO CHICKPEAS:

  • 1/3 cup cayenne hot sauce such as Frank's
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce, or other crisp lettuce
  • 4 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow), seeded and diced
  • 1 large avocado, seeded, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6-10 Tbsp ranch dressing
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

FOR THE CRISPY ROASTED BUFFALO CHICKPEAS

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up (optional).

  2. Combine the cayenne hot sauce and the butter in a medium mixing bowl. Add the chickpeas and stir to combine. Spread the chickpeas evenly on the baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, tossing chickpeas once halfway through. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

FOR THE SALAD

  1. Toss lettuce, celery, carrots, bell pepper, avocado, onion, and blue cheese together in a large bowl. Divide among 4 plates and top each with 1/4 of the chickpeas. Top with 1-2 Tablespoons of ranch dressing, depending on preference. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

For a spicier salad, set aside 1 Tablespoon buffalo sauce before roasting chickpeas, and toss the roasted chickpeas in sauce before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted buffalo chickpea salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 1162mg48%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 14773IU295%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.