Salmon and Chickpea Salad Over Chilled Mirin Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 min
  • Prep: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/3 cup light mayonnaise

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon wasabi paste

2 (6-ounce) cans salmon, drained

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 stalk celery, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Salt and ground black pepper

2 cups cooked rice

1/4 cup mirin or rice wine

4 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest, garlic powder, and wasabi paste. Fold in salmon, chickpeas, celery and cilantro. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine rice and mirin. Toss to combine and season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Place a large lettuce leaf on each plate. Divide rice among lettuce cups. Spoon salmon mixture over rice.