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Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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A super healthy, easy and flavorful Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich filled with garbanzo beans, chopped pickles , walnuts, onion, lemon juice, sriracha, mustard and the PERFECT blend of spices. This makes for one high-protein + high-fiber meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, soy-free and DELICIOUS!

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

I am a huge chickpea fan. What is not to love? Chickpeas are a super versatile legume that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, and pack quite a delightful protein punch!

This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is sweet, tangy, zippy, zesty, spicy and salty ALL in one. It is truly one delightfully healthy gluten-free vegan sandwich that makes a fine lunch, dinner or portable meal for the trail or a picnic.

 

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is:

  • Filled with healthy good-for-you ingredients that are high in protein, fiber and nutrients.

  • Easy to make – you simply need a bowl and a fork!

  • PACKED with loads of flavor.

  • Fun to make and fun to eat!

  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free.

 

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

Tips for making Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad:

  • I like to use this Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe in this sandwich, but any homemade or store-bought pickles of your choice will work.

  • Out of lemon juice? Apple cider vinegar will work well in a pinch.

  • You can replace the chopped cilantro with fresh parsley for comparable results.

  • I think brown mustard greatly enriches the other flavors in this dish, but any mustard that you like will serve as a good substitute here.

  • On a nut-free diet? Replace the walnuts with pumpkin or sunflower seeds for similar results.

  • On a sugar-free diet? This sugar-free sweetener is my favorite maple syrup substitute!

  • This chickpea salad stores well in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

Other ways to use Smashed Chickpea Salad:

  • On it’s own as a quick protein-rich salad.

  • As a soft or hard shell taco filling.

  • Mixed and mashed with avocado for a fun spin on guacamole.

  • As a great wrap filling.

  • As a quesadilla filling.

  • As a green salad topper.

  • As a nachos topping.

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich pairs well with:

Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta Fries (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Easy Spicy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Spicy Spiralized Turmeric Tahini Cucumber Noodles (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

 

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is truly a quick, easy, healthy and delicious delight! I SO hope you enjoy it, too. XO.

 This Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich only take a QUICK 10 minutes to throw together, is gluten-free + vegan, healthy, high in protein + fiber , and SUPER flavorful! It makes a great lunch, dinner or picnic dish! #chickpeasalad #vegansandwich #chickpeasaladsandwich #smashedchickpeasalad #smashedchickpeasaladsandwich

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a double chickpea salad sandwich on a small plate

Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

A super healthy, easy and flavorful Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich filled with garbanzo beans, chopped pickles , walnuts, onion, lemon juice, sriracha, mustard and the PERFECT blend of spices. This makes for one high-protein + high-fiber meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, soy-free and DELICIOUS!


4.89 from 9 votes
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Course: Entrées, Vegan
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 sandwiches / 3 cups chickpea salad
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (freshly cooked or canned rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickles
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts coarsely ground or chopped (I like to use a mortar + pestle)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (approx. 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • gluten-free vegan bread
  • Desired sandwich toppers optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine all of the above ingredients. Mix and mash with a fork or potato masher until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Serve on fresh or toasted bread with desired toppings or as is. I like it best with avocado & cucumber!
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Please refer to the TIPS section above in post for valuable information.
Also see 35 Best Vegan Sandwiches.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 559mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this so much for last weeks sammies. Even my picky hubby loved it. Having it for this weeks sammies as well. Yumm!!!!

  2. Hi wondering what you put on the sandwich in your pictures? Zucchini? Cucumber? Avocado? Thanks for suggestions to make ours look like yours.