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a double chickpea salad sandwich on a small plate
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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!

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Entrées, Vegan
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 sandwiches / 3 cups chickpea salad
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 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


  • 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!


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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 559mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g