MASHED CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICH


I love this mashed chickpea salad alone or on a bed of leafy lettuce topped with tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of lemon juice. I've made it plenty of times over the year and never tire of it. So what's another great way to enjoy this salad? Why, in a sandwich of course! Gather a few slices of your favorite bread, some leafy greens, mash an avocado to spread if you like and this is one great sandwich. Full of protein, fiber, texture and flavor. I think it's just fabulous and I believe you'll find it just the same. So bon appetit, and eat more chickpeas!

Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

MASHED CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICH

Ingredients
  • mashed chickpea salad (recipe serves 3 - 4)
  • a few slices of your favorite bread
  • leafy greens
  • avocado, mashed (optional)

Layer your bottom slice of bread with leafy greens, add your chickpea salad on top. On the underside of your top slice of bread, add some optional mashed avocado (tomato slices would be great too). Cut in half or eat as is.

Easy and delicious...

Enjoy!

26 comments :

  1. Oh my word. That is genius. It looks like a proper British sandwich. I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS FOR LUNCH WHEN I GO BACK TO UNI!!!

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  2. I just tried it right now! That's so delicious!
    I'm going to do this very often

    Thank you !

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    1. DEAR GOD. I made this last night and am salivating thinking about making it again tonight. SO easy, affordable, healthy, plain-old wonderful. Thank you SO much!! YUM!

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  3. Yummy! This sandwich was sooo good and satisfied a craving I'd been having recently. See I've eaten mostly vegan for years with one weakness. Tuna salad sandwiches. I know. I know. I just had never found anything that could totally replace them. Until now. I did change it up a bit and added what I normally would have to tuna to the mashed chickpeas. And I'm in love! It didn't taste exactly the same but was close enough and had a nice "mouthfeel " that made it really similar. Thanks sooo much for sharing ;)

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    1. Perfect! I'm glad this hit the spot. I hope it becomes one of your staples. Cheers :)

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    2. There's another recipe for faux tuna salad that incorporates nori in case you want that "sea" flavor to your niscoise...

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  4. I made this for lunch today, and it was delicious! It is very addictive, though! And, it's very filling. Thank you for posting this recipe! I read your blog a lot, and I'm also a big fan of your lentil loaf.

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    1. It is very addictive isnt' it! I can easily eat the whole batch. And the lentil loaf...that's another great one that is filling and makes for great sandwiches! Thank you for stopping to share. :)

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  5. I just found your site, while looking for an easy way to make tahini, and this is the second recipe I've tried. (After the tahini, of course.) AMAZING! The salad is so good, and I'm making it into sandwiches for dinner tonight. (Though I'm putting it on asiago bread, so it's not vegan anymore. Sorry!) Thank you for your awesome site!

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  6. Im obsessed with both chick peas & avocados! I literally read this post, got off the couch and made this! It was super quick and easy.. WHY have I not ever thought of this before?? AMAZING!! Thanks!

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    1. I love it when I get that kind of inspiration! Glad to have passed it on to you. Thank you for the message, makes my day! Cheers :)

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  7. Always loved tuna fish before I became vegan. This satisfies that craving very well! It's really good on toasted bread. Thanks so much!!!

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  8. So incredibly yummy and pretty cheap, too! Thanks!

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  9. had this for lunch today and loved it!! so excited i made enough salad to have this all week :D thanks for the great recipe!

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  10. Just tried it today but used lemon pepper and a touch of seasoned salt and was excellent. Enjoy the taste and texture. Plus knowing I can get cheap form of protein and health carbs. Have to share with my family

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  11. Made it today with pepperoni, lemon pepper, and a touch of seasoned salt. Not bad at all. Will share with my family.

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  12. I love this! I am a new vegetarian, and this makes me so happy. I won't miss tuna at all. :) Thank you!

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  13. This recipe is great! Thank you so much!
    Have you ever broken it down to see how many calories per serving this is? If so, can you share? Thanks so much!

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  14. New vegan here, and I have been looking for vegan sandwhiches, because I was all like "what do they eat for lunch??". So I tried this and it was amazing! Thank you for giving me a lunch idea other than a salad.

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  15. I don't what it is about chickpeas...I crave them all the time. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks, Julie!!

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  16. Add a bit of dulce or wakame and you have a faux tuna sandwich!

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