chickpea salad sandwich

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This chickpea salad sandwich is loaded with protein, fiber and only takes 10 minutes to whip up! We think this could be your new favorite sandwich. Why? Because its…

  • Creamy
  • Crunchy
  • Healthy
  • Hearty
  • Satisfying
  • Easy

Honestly, is there anything chickpeas can’t do? We’ll be using chickpeas for the base of this delicious sandwich. No we’re not talking about hummus here.

Chickpeas are so wonderful. They’re hearty and creamy. Loaded with protein and fiber. The flavor is mellow and it can be used for an entree or dessert.

Chickpea Salad Filling

chickpea sandwich

For this recipe we used Follow Your Heart veganaise. We also used dijon, liquid smoke, liquid aminos, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, nutritional yeast black pepper and dill. Spices are so important. It may sound like a lot for a sandwich but it makes such a big flavor difference.

Mixed with the chickpeas the spices really give a flavorful pop and the mayo really creates a delicious consistency. To be honest, this filing is actually better the second day. This way the flavors have more time to marinate and become “acquainted.”

For this recipe we use cucumber, pea tendrils and tomatoes on the sandwich. This is what we decided to use because well we’re still in quarantine and this is what we had left in the house. Having been able to go to the store we probably would have gone for the classic tomato and lettuce combo but sometimes situations make you try new things.

Also we had pea tendrils in the garden and decided to use them! Highly recommend tomato and cucumber but feel free to modify! Some ideas would include sprouts or even shaved carrots.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: Main, LunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Easy, filling, chickpea salad sandwich with fresh tomato and cucumber.


  • Chickpea Filling
  • 3 Cans 3 Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

  • 1/2 Cup 1/2 Vegan Mayo

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Dijon (Additional if needed)

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Liquid Smoke

  • 2 tsp 2 Liquid Aminos

  • 1 tsp 1 Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Smoked Paprika Powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Garlic Powder

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Nutritional Yeast

  • 1 tsp 1 Black Pepper Powder

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Dill, Fresh (Optional)

  • Sandwich
  • 2 Each 2 Roma Tomatoes, Sliced

  • 1 Each 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Bunch 1 Pea Tendrils (Optional)

  • 12 Slices 12 Bread (Your Favorite!)


  • Begin by placing the chick peas in a large bowl.
  • With a fork mash the chickpeas until 2/3 of the beans have been mashed.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients for the chickpea filling and mix.
  • Toast the bread and begin to assemble the sandwich!
  • We placed the cucumber, tomatoes then chickpea filling and pea tendrils.


  • This makes about 6 sandwiches, depending how much filling is used. Something to keep in mind when serving. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories974
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18.1g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 1.3g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 490mg 21%
  • Potassium 2041mg 59%
  • Total Carbohydrate 160.7g 54%
    • Dietary Fiber 42.2g 168%
    • Sugars 25.4g
  • Protein 49.5g 98%

  • Calcium 19%
  • Iron 85%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  1. Kristen Carpenter

    This recipe is BOMB! I squeeze in a whole half a lemon to make it more lemon-y. Just finished making my second batch!

  2. This recipe is BOMB!! I squeezed a whole half lemon to make it extra lemon-y and it was delicious. I already made my second batch to have for lunch throughout the week!

    • Cooking Up Vegan

      Yay! So happy to hear that Kristen. Always feel free to adjust measurments to your liking on ANY of our recipes!

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