Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Jan 09, 2024
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This mouthwatering Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the best healthy, quick lunch. A family favorite and ready in 15 minutes.
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Why Make Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
It’s healthy. This chickpea salad sandwich is full of fiber and nutrients plus it’s the perfect vegetarian stuffing for a delicious sandwich. Try Dill Pickle Hummus or Charred Broccoli for another high fiber snack!
Easy to make. Chickpea salad can be whipped up in about 15 minutes or less! No cooking is required and no skills are needed to make it.
Customizable. Super easy to adjust the ingredients and flavors in the chickpea salad. Add more herbs, more dijon and so on, taste as you go. Eat this salad as is with a fork, dip chips or crackers into it or stuff it between your favorite breads.
Canned Chickpeas. This is the main ingredient! They are full of fiber and they hold up well for veggie salads adding a wonderful texture to enjoy. Try my Honey Lemon Feta Orzo for another way to use chickpeas!
Tahini. Well stirred tahini helps to make the salad stick together and adds a great depth of flavor.
Dijon Mustard. I like to use one that has a good bite to it. Use any you prefer.
Seasonings. Salt, pepper, dried dill, dried basil, paprika, garlic powder.
Capers. A great way to add a salty umami flavor to the salad.
All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card towards the bottom of this post.
Ingredient Variations & Substitutions
Chickpeas. I recommend only using white beans in place of the chickpeas if needed.
To make this vegan, use plant based mayo.
Tahini. You can substitute tahini with unsalted peanut butter. Additionally, cashew butter will also work well.
Veggies. The veggies added in this recipe can all be substituted or can be omitted. Carrots can be added for even more veggies and cucumbers make a great layer on the sandwich between the avocado and bread.
Steps To Make This Recipe
Step One. In a large bowl, add the canned, drained chickpeas. Next, mash them with a fork. I like to mash them, but still keep that chunky texture, this is up to you! Next, add in all the other chickpea salad ingredients; celery, seasoning, capers, olives, dijon, mayo, tahini, tomatoes, lemon juice.
Step Two. Mix the ingredients well, taste and adjust salt if needed garnish with diced green onions and parsley. Toast the bread, add mixed greens and chickpea salad mix, top with sliced avocado and enjoy.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.
Yes, this salad makes a wonderful meal prep, it keeps in the fridge well.
Use gluten free bread to make this recipe gluten free. All other ingredients are naturally gluten free. You can also make it vegan by using a plant based mayo.
Mash the chickpeas to your liking. You can make them very mashed for a more smooth texture, I prefer them to be more textured and in chunks.
Customize flavor. Add more salt, dijon or more mayo to adjust flavors. You can also swap out herbs like cilantro and fresh basil for a different fresh flavor.
Make this recipe healthier! You can serve it over a bed of lettuce or in lettuce cups instead of bread which will cut some calories and lighten things up.
Other Vegetarian Meals To Try
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- large mixing bowl
- 1 -15 oz cans chickpeas, drained
- 2 Tbsp celery, minced
- 1 Tbsp capers with brine
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise , *see notes
- 3 Tbsp tahini, well stirred
- 4 large olives, diced
- ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped, *optional
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp dried dill
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp salt , *add more to taste
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
Garnish & Sandwich
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
- ⅓ cup fresh greens
- 4 slices sandwich bread
- 2 green onions, chopped
- avocado, sliced
- In a large bowl, add the canned, drained chickpeas. Next, mash them with a fork. I like to mash them, but still keep that chunky texture, this is up to you! Next, add in all the other chickpea salad ingredients; celery, seasoning, capers, olives, dijon, mayo, tahini, tomatoes, lemon juice.
- Mix the ingredients well, taste and adjust salt if needed garnish with diced green onions and parsley. Toast the bread, add mixed greens and chickpea salad mix, top with sliced avocado and enjoy.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.