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Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich is so delicious and easy to make, smashed chickpeas, celery, red onion, pickles, red bell pepper, dill, vegan mayo, lettuce nestled between slices of gluten-free bread, is so hearty, flavorful and filling.

Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich
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It is back to school time and I was asked to come up with a recipe that would be ideal for school lunch, this vegan chickpea salad sandwich was the first recipe that came to my mind. the second was my Vegan BLT Sandwich and the third was my Ultimate Black Bean Burger.

My son Daevyd loves all these three recipes so I'm sure that my Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich will be a hit. It is not only quick and easy to prepare but it is also healthy and packed with nutrients that a growing child needs. As a matter of fact, it will be enjoyed by the entire family, I had to resist making another batch.

How To Make Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich?

This Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe is so easy to prepare that children can help, you basically open a can of chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, drain the liquid and place the chickpeas into a bowl. Next mash chickpeas with a fork or a potato masher.

Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich Ingredients

I bet your little ones would love to help. Then add chopped red onions, red bell pepper. celery, dill, vegan mayo, salt to taste and mix to combine. Spread between slices of bread with lettuce. The perfect sandwich for school, work, or a family trip.

Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe

The Benefits Of Chickpeas

Chickpeas,  also known as garbanzo beans are high in protein and a great replacement for meat. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. To read more about chickpeas see Dr. Axe's Chickpeas Nutrition Benefits the Gut, Heart & More

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Per portion
Energy:
205 kcal / 857 kJ
Fat:
5 g
Protein:
6 g
Carbohydrate:
33 g

Ingredients

For: 4 Servings

Optional Ingredients

Preparation:
5 min
Ready in:
5 min

Instructions

  1. Place drained chickpea in a medium bowl, mash with a fork or potato masher. Add celery, bell pepper, onion, relish, salt, dill, and mayo. Stir to fully combine.

  2. Spread mayo on 1 slice of bread, top with lettuce leaf, chickpea sandwich spread, then another slice of bread. Refrigerate remaining spread for up to 3 days.

Notes

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45 Comments
  1. Taija
    November 18, 2018

    5.03

    I just tried this right now and it is sooo amazing! I loved it, I didn’t miss the egg at all, First time trying vegan mayo as well. I am thoroughly impressed and I can’t wait to try other recipes!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 18, 2018

      Thank you Taija, I’m so excited that you enjoyed it because it is one of my favorite recipes. I appreciate your feedback.I’m also happy you enjoyed the vegan mayo and thank you in advance for trying out more of my recipes.

  2. Myra
    August 18, 2018

    5.03

    Im a vegan newbie and it’s been challenging finding quick and easy recipes that have simple ingredients, easy to make and taste yummy.
    I think I found my “go to” site for what I was looking for!!! Thank you!!

  3. Sara
    August 5, 2018

    5.03

    This looks like a great summer lunch. I love chick peas but have never had them like this! YUM!

  4. Anne Murphy
    August 5, 2018

    5.03

    I’ve used chickpeas in other salads – don’t know why I never thought to make one starring them! It looks delicious.

  5. Leslie Haasch
    August 5, 2018

    I love that you used dill and relish – two of my favorite ingredients!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 5, 2018

      Thank you Leslie, so delicious!

  6. Kitty
    August 4, 2018

    This looks so delicious! I always have chickpeas around for quick meals. Need to make this to pack work lunches!

  7. Nicole
    August 4, 2018

    I love chickpea salad sandwiches! They really hit the spot, and since I’m largely vegetarian these days, they help to satisfy the cravings for tuna salad sandwiches!

  8. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
    August 4, 2018

    5.03

    I am totally in love with this! *CRAVING* it actually! So nutritious, and I’m for sure allllll about recipes that are super-easy, too! Bonus that kiddos can help – it’s always awesome to get them involved in the kitchen, any way that you can! Pretty sure I have some chickpeas in my pantry right now – yay!

  9. Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    August 4, 2018

    5.03

    Wow this looks awesome and so healthy! I can’t wait to make this tomorrow, looks so easy!

  10. lauren
    August 3, 2018

    The simplicity of the recipe is awesome! A nice change of pace for lunch versus boring lunchmeat sandwiches or the usual chicken salad. Love the combo of creamy mashed chickpeas and crunchy veggies too.

  11. Kristen King
    August 3, 2018

    5.03

    Oh I am so making this! I’ve never thought about using chickpeas this way. It sounds and looks amazing!

  12. Natalie
    July 30, 2018

    5.03

    Michelle, you’ve just sorted my lunch meal …. and I was just getting out of ideas :) I love this recipe. It’s super easy and super HEALTHY. Like mega healthy. I’m making this today. Delicious!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Natalie, I hope you enjoy!

  13. Heather
    July 30, 2018

    5.03

    Love this!!! What a great twist to a sandwich .. love the simple list of ingredients and that you show how easy this is to make .. great alternative to chicken salad!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Heather, hope you try them. They are amazing!

  14. swathi
    July 29, 2018

    5.03

    This a filling sandwich, I like chickpeas in salad, this chickpea salad sandwich is wonderful idea. I can pack it lunch box for hubby.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Swathi, I hope you try it.

  15. Claire
    July 29, 2018

    What a great vegetarian sandwich filling!!! Plus it sounds delicious.
    So different!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Claire.

  16. Melissa
    July 29, 2018

    Okay how have I never tried this before?!?!! I love chickpeas and am always finding new ways to use them! This is totally going on my menu for lunch this week, so excited to give it a try!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Awesome Melissa, I hope you enjoy.

  17. Tammy
    July 29, 2018

    5.03

    Why haven’t I ever thought of trying this?! A chickepea salad looks and sounds delicious! I love this healthier summer salad…yum! ^_^

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      I hope you enjoy it Tammy.

  18. Noel Lizotte
    July 29, 2018

    5.03

    What a great alternative to tuna and egg salads … I’ve eaten enough of those this summer, I’m afraid I’ll turn into a fish egg. This looks like it’s got all the flavor I’m looking for, with some heartiness to boot. Thanks for the inspiration and new option!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Oh my that’s too funny, ‘fish egg’ I hope you try it!

  19. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    July 29, 2018

    5.03

    Easy sandwiches are what save me on busy weeknights. This sandwich looks so good!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Way to go Cathleen!

  20. Marisa Franca
    July 29, 2018

    5.03

    We are always looking for interesting fillings for our sandwiches. We get tired of lunchmeat — too high in calories and salt. This filling we be great in our wraps. We enjoy wraps especially when we travel. They are easy to eat. The chickpea filling will be ideal in them.

  21. Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    July 28, 2018

    5.03

    I love this – it would totally keep everyone happy, whether they’re vegan or not! Such yummy flavors, and pretty healthy too!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      That’s true Kylee because its hard to tell that it is vegan. Hope you try it soon.

  22. Michelle
    July 28, 2018

    5.03

    Wow, I love this idea! Your photos are gorgeous, too. Thanks for sharing, I’m always trying to incorporate more beans and legumes into my diet and this recipe looks amazing. Subbing to you!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Michelle you are welcome, hope you enjoy.

  23. Veena Azmanov
    July 28, 2018

    5.03

    Oh. I love chickpea salads. Often I will have that as my only meal for dinner. So fulfilling, satisfying and light too. This sound wonderful. I don’t usually mash my chickpeas, would love to try this. Sounds Yum.!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Veena, I hope you try it.

  24. Celeste
    July 28, 2018

    Chickpeas are a staple in my pantry. Chickpea salad sandwiches are so easy and make for a rather tasty meal. I love experimenting with the add-in ingredients, love adding jalapeno to the mix.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Celeste, jalapeno sounds great.

  25. Tiasha
    July 28, 2018

    5.03

    Just like to say a big thank you.I made the vegan banana oatmeal pancakes this morning and we both ( my son age 24 ) thoroughly enjoyed ,he had 11 of them.
    My first time making them.

  26. Gloria
    July 27, 2018

    I LOVE chickpeas. I always have them in the cupboard. Such a great and healthy meat alternative. I have never used them in a sandwich before. This I must try.

  27. Claudia Lamascolo
    July 27, 2018

    I love chickpeas any way they are made. I love the taste of them, this sounds like a genius idea for a sandwich a nice change to having a salad.

  28. Valerie
    July 27, 2018

    I have a friend that just loves chickpeas. This salad looks like an easy lunch solution that she would love, especially in the summer.

  29. Camilla Hawkins
    July 27, 2018

    5.03

    Thanks for posting this sandwich idea, can’t wait to try it and it’s perfect for my veggie daughter!

  30. Carmen
    July 27, 2018

    5.03

    This is so tasty, I will definitely make it again.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 27, 2018

      ThanK you Carmen for your feedback, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.