This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a quick healthy lunch. Eat it by itself or in a wrap. It can even be eaten as a dip with crackers.
This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the vegan version of a classic. It has the flavors of an egg salad sandwich, but with chickpeas instead.
I've used the same flavors in a Tofu Salad, which is actually more the consistency of an egg salad.
If you want to mimic tuna salad, you could add some seaweed for an out of the ocean flavor.
Personally, I just see this vegan sandwich as it is - a vegan salad sandwich made with chickpeas. The reason I mention that it is a veganized version of a classic is because I know people who transition to a plant-based diet and want the flavors that they had before.
It can be hard giving up dishes that you enjoyed for years. But trust me, pretty much anything can be veganized.
Taste buds change and soon you find yourself enjoying new flavors.
I have been vegan for about 20 years and there have been so many new products that have come out since I became vegan. It makes it even easier to be vegan.
The other thing that helps is knowing your why.
Why are you switching to a plant-based diet? If you have a solid why, it's really easy to stick with it.
For me it was for the animals. Once I switched, I never looked back.
This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is well balanced, with sweet flavors of sweet pickle relish, and savory flavors of celery and red onion. Mustard and vegan mayo marry it all together.
The result is a sweet and savory salad with creamy and crunchy textures.
The flavors get stronger after sitting in the fridge overnight. It is the perfect salad sandwich for a quick and easy lunch.
Other Vegan Recipes
- Tofu Ricotta
- Spicy Chickpea Scramble
- Vegan BLAT
- Veggie Sandwich with Basil Pesto Hummus
- Spinach and Broccoli Vegan Quiche
This easy vegan sandwich is perfect for a quick lunch.
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*Update since writing this: Thanks to a reader, the bread below is my new favorite bread. It is soft and fluffy like white bread.
It is Northern Bakehouse millet chia bread. I highly recommend it.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- ¼ cup vegan mayo
- 1 teaspoon mustard - I used spicy brown
- ¼ cup sweet pickle relish
- Salt and pepper
- 15.5 ounces garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 1 cup diced celery (4 stalks)
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 10 slices gluten free bread, toasted - I used brown rice
- Mix vegan mayo, mustard, sweet pickle relish, and salt and pepper.
- In a separate bowl mash chickpeas, then add to dressing. You could also put dressing and chickpeas in a food processor and pulse until you get the consistency you want.
- Add diced celery and chopped red onion and mix well.
- Spread on toast with your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
So good! I added some crushed red peppers to give it a little bit of a spicy kick!
This is definitely going to be a new staple.
Willow Moon says
Thanks Jessica, I'm so glad that you liked it!
I have been eating this for lunch all week. It's replaced my egg salad sandwich. I swore I'd go vegan this year. With recipes like these, I think I'll be able to do it this year!
Willow Moon says
That's great Lynn! Let me know if there's a recipe you'd like to see or if you can't find one that you're looking for!
Steve Rider says
Thank you for this chickpea salad recipe. It sounds perfect as is to me, but for family use I'll need to sub something for the red onion. I thought I'd use diced water chestnut with a touch of garlic.