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Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the perfect vegan alternative to a tuna or chicken salad. Canned chickpeas are mixed with a flavorful mayo blend, smashed to your desired consistency, then added to a sandwich with all your favorite toppings.

Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 374 kcal


  • 2-15 oz. cans chickpeas
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise vegan
  • 2 Tbsp. hummus plain or garlic
  • 2 tsp. mustard Dijon or yellow
  • ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup pecans coarsely chopped, toasted
  • ½ cup red grapes quartered
  • ¼ cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dill fresh, finely chopped

To Serve:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Microgreens or spinach


  1. Add the chickpeas to a fine mesh strainer or colander and rinse under cool running water. Set them aside until they are completely dry.
  2. Add the vegan mayonnaise, hummus, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Once the chickpeas are dried, add them to the bowl and toss until well coated in the mayo-mustard mixture. Using a potato masher, mash the chickpeas until your desired consistency is reached.
  4. Add the toasted pecans, grapes, celery, and dill. Mix everything together until just combined.
  5. Serve on toasted bread with greens for a sandwich, with crackers or as a lettuce wrap. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition facts are calculated without any bread, crackers, or toppings.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: This entire recipe can be made a day before serving and kept in the fridge.
  • How to store: Keep leftover chickpea salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • How to freeze: While you can freeze chickpea salad for up 6 months, the texture will be changed upon thawing if you included the grapes. Excess moisture will make the salad runny.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.