This Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe is a delicious and healthy! It’s easy to make and packed with flavor! The vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a filling substitute for egg salad sandwiches. Very budget friendly, too!
Chickpea sandwich is a tasty and healthy vegan sandwich made with mashed chickpeas, vegetables, and seasonings. This sandwich is a great option for those looking for a plant-based protein source, as chickpeas are a good source of protein and fiber. This chickpea sandwich is typically made with a base of mashed chickpeas, mixed with ingredients such as diced celery, onion, along with seasonings. The mixture is then spread on bread or a wrap, and topped with fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
This sandwich is a simple and satisfying option for lunch or a quick meal on-the-go. It pairs perfectly with Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup.
Great Additions to the Sandwich
This sandwich is great with the traditional extras of lettuce, tomato, and avocado to the sandwiches. But you can add other things depending on your tastes. Here are some other things that you might enjoy:
- Avocado slices or guacamole: This adds a creamy texture and a fresh, slightly tangy flavor that pairs well with the chickpeas.
- Cucumber slices
- Fresh greens: Arugula, spinach, or kale can add some extra nutrients and a pop of color to the sandwich.
- Tomato slices: Fresh, ripe tomatoes can add a juicy sweetness and a bright red color to the sandwich.
- Pickles or pickled vegetables: Adding some pickles or pickled vegetables like cucumbers or carrots can add a tangy, slightly sour flavor and some extra crunch.
- Roasted vegetables: Roasted red peppers, eggplant, or zucchini can add a smoky, slightly sweet flavor and a tender texture.
- Hummus or vegan mayo: Spreading some hummus or vegan mayo on the bread can add some creaminess and a bit of tanginess to the sandwich.
- Sprouts: Adding some sprouts like alfalfa or broccoli sprouts can add some extra crunch and nutrients to the sandwich.
- Shredded carrots
- Diced fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro.
- Greens: Lettuce, spinach or arugula. Or mixed greens.
Additionally, you could experiment with different types of breads or wraps to change up the texture and flavor of the sandwich.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich Options
This recipe features the Classic sandwich. Serve the chickpea salad between two slices of whole-grain bread with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. However, here are several other options for serving:
- Wrap: Spread the chickpea salad on a large whole-grain tortilla, and add greens like baby spinach or arugula. Roll up tightly and cut into pieces.
- Salad: Serve the chickpea salad over a bed of mixed greens or chopped romaine lettuce for a light and refreshing salad.
- Pita pocket: Stuff the chickpea salad into a pita pocket with sliced red onion, tomato, and shredded carrots.
- Cracker or rice cake: Spread the chickpea salad on top of a whole-grain cracker or rice cake for a light and crunchy snack.
- Lettuce wrap: Use a large piece of lettuce, such as butter lettuce or romaine, as a wrap and stuff it with the chickpea salad, diced tomato, and avocado.
Barbecue or Picnic Pairing Ideas
Vegan chickpea salad sandwiches can be a great addition to a vegan barbecue or picnic. Here are some ideas for what to serve with them:
- Grilled vegetables: Grilled zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and onions are all delicious and healthy options to serve alongside the sandwiches.
- Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, and berries can be a refreshing and sweet addition to the meal.
- Chips and dip: Serve tortilla chips or pita chips with some homemade hummus or guacamole for dipping.
- Vegan potato salad: A vegan potato salad is a classic side dish that pairs well with chickpea salad sandwiches.
- Coleslaw: A crunchy and tangy coleslaw is a great option for a vegan barbecue or picnic.
- Baked beans: Baked beans are a classic barbecue side dish that can be made vegan by using plant-based sweeteners and omitting any meat products.
- Vegan dessert: Finish off the meal with a vegan dessert like vegan chocolate cake, or vegan cookies such as peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies.
Chickpea salad can typically be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. It’s important to keep it covered to prevent any bacteria from entering and to keep it fresh. It’s not recommended to freeze chickpea salad as it may change the texture and taste of the salad.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- herbs and seasoning such as dill, paprika, smoked paprika, garlic or onion powder (optional)
- salt and pepper
- Bread or buns of your choice
- Lettuce, tomato, and avocado for serving (optional)
- In a medium bowl, mash the chickpeas with a fork until they are slightly mashed but still chunky.
- Add the vegan mayonnaise, celery, red onion, parsley, and lemon juice to the bowl and mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toast your bread or buns if desired.
- Serve the chickpea salad on your bread or buns, topped with lettuce, tomato, and avocado if desired. Enjoy your delicious vegan chickpea salad sandwich!