Main image of Garden Chickpea Dill Dip

View on phone

Garden Chickpea Dill Dip

15 min



One-bowl / one-pot

The idea behind this mix is similar to that of a tuna salad. Enjoy as-is like a salad, or with crackers and veggies, or spread onto a sandwich!


(½ cup per serving)


15 min


15 min

Free from

Soy symbol


Peanut symbol


Treenut symbol

tree nut

Sesame symbol


Gluten symbol



  • 1 cup (164 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup (198 g)
  • 1
    celery rib, minced
  • 1
    carrot, grated
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • ¼
    red bell pepper, minced
  • ½
    small red onion, minced
  • 3 Tbsp (3 g)
    fresh dill, minced
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
  • 3 Tbsp (27 g)
    chopped pickles
  • 2 Tbsp (18 g)
    roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    capers, chopped
  • ½ tsp
    dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper


  1. Add the chickpeas to a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix, mashing slightly.
  2. Chill before serving, if possible, to allow the flavours to infuse. Enjoy!


Let us know what you think

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

Show nutrition info  

Watch it step-by-step!

More for the eyes

image of image of image of image of

Discussion & Rating

Rate this post

Sanne - Oct. 31, 2023, 11:18 p.m.

Loved it and will be definitely making it again soon! All the chopping takes time, and I found that the cooked red lentils get mushy and don't hold their shape too well upon cooking. Is there any remedy for that? Otherwise it kind of tastes like a vegan "tuna" salad

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2023, 1:52 a.m.

Hey there, Sanne - we're so glad that the chickpea dill dip was enjoyed! Red lentils can get quite mushy when cooked compared to brown or green lentils. You could use green or brown lentils in this recipe if you prefer as they hold their shape better 😊

Franziska - Sept. 7, 2023, 8 p.m.


Alana - July 22, 2023, 9:25 p.m.

Very tasty and sweet! Skipped the mustard, added corn to the dip and used it in a wrap with some lettuce and tomato. I would definitely make this again.

To cut down on the chopping time, I used the grating disc from my food processor and "mashed" the chickpeas with the S-blade.

Also, let it chill. It tastes even better the day after!

PUL Team - July 22, 2023, 10:40 p.m.

Ooo thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the recipe, Alana, sounds lovely!

Martunia - May 12, 2023, 11:24 p.m.

Loved it! I had it in a sandwich with vegan ham and homemade buns 😋

Elli - April 2, 2023, 1:03 p.m.

Great Salat! Takes some time to chop everything, but it is worth it. Will definately make it again.

Jane - March 27, 2023, 7:07 a.m.

An absolute fav with our family - we have it as a salad. Soooo good!!

Alex R. - Jan. 29, 2023, 6:05 a.m.

This recipe changed my entire outlook on using dill, it adds such great flavor and zest to it ! Wow, i will absolutely use dill more often in general now ! Thanks for this finger licking good snack recipe !

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2023, 2:56 p.m.

Woohoo! Welcome to team dill, Alex 😎 🌱

Tiana - June 10, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

I live on this dip with crackers in the summer and it is my go-to for summer pot lucks. Everyone always loves it! I even started growing dill on my balcony because I make it so often.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 3:47 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Tiana! Growing your own dill sounds lovely 😃

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

I bring this to almost any gathering I go to! I absolutely love it!

Karen - May 23, 2022, 10:09 p.m.

Admittedly, I haven't tried ALL of the recipes on the Internet but I'd still bet that this is one of the best recipes of all time. It is AMAZING.
Two things: 1. Fresh dill really does make a difference. I tried to scrimp and use dried dill and it was still good but not as good as fresh.
2. I find that it helps to put the lentils and chickpeas in a cloth and squeeze all the liquid out before adding them to the other ingredients. This might be a personal preference but, for me, it makes the consistency better. I will make this again and again and again. Seriously, it's one of the best recipes I've ever tried. Thank you!

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 3:41 a.m.

Hey Karen! Thank you for taking the time to share the glowing feedback - it means so much 😃

Chie - Jan. 6, 2022, 11:15 p.m.

this is one of my fave dishes from Pick Up Limes!!! I make it all the time.

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 4:50 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Chie 😊

Charlotte - Oct. 9, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

I love this dip and the combination of ingredients works so perfectly! I actually dislike raw celery or dijon mustard by themselves but in this dip they blend in and you can't even taste them! I especially enjoy this is a wonderful wholesome sandwich filling which is perfect to meal prep for future days.🌿🙌🏻 Even more so than the Mashed Chickpea & Dill Sandwich recipe as the flavours in this are slightly more complex (and involve pickles which are a personal fave). 🥰🥪

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

Hello Charlotte, aw we appreciate the kind words so much! Thank you for sharing the kind words and review ✨

Sevgi - Aug. 25, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

This salad tastes so fabulous that I could eat all by myself :) I skipped the celery because I didn't have any. Also I used tahini instead of mayo. With these changes it still turned out to be great. Such a filling and delicious recipe I really love it. Thank you so much...

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with this one, Sevgi! Sounds delicious 😍

Alex - Aug. 24, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Fantastic recipe. The seasonings are perfect. I plan on making a batch to use for sandwiches for work. I would suggest putting the mixture in a small container and making the sandwich itself at work as the mixture is very moist and the bread would be soggy by noon hour. Also, sprinkle the toasted seeds on just before eating. Do not skip any of the ingredients as they make the recipe fantastic.

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 4:28 p.m.

A great tip, Alex, thanks so much for sharing! So glad you enjoyed this recipe 😊

Leslee - July 28, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

So good! I use a food processor, makes things so much faster!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

A lovely idea, Leslee, so glad you're enjoying the dip!

Karla - July 20, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

Are sunflowers necessary to this? Is there something I could sub for them? (I’m allergic).

I love your videos


PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

Hi Karla, feel free to omit the sunflower seeds or substitute them for another seed or nut, such as pine nuts or pumpkin seeds for an added crunch. We hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

Dina - April 13, 2021, 8:55 a.m.

This is one of my favorite PUL recipes!!
The new website is incredible!! Love it!! Keep up the amazing work!!

PUL Team - April 14, 2021, 2:16 a.m.

Ahh we're so glad to hear this, Dina! Thank you 🙂