Looking for a vegan lunch idea? Try this buffalo chickpea salad sandwich – only takes 5 minutes to make.
I obsessively invent new sandwich recipes, because #sandwichesarelife.
If you feel the same way, definitely try this buffalo chickpea salad sandwich recipe. It’s vegan, it’s oil-free, it’s spicy, it’s filling, it’s delicious, it’s LIFE-CHANGING. (Okay, maybe the last one was a tiny bit dramatic but idc.)
This sandwich is a twist on the chickpea salad, with a major kick from your favorite hot sauce. (I use Frank’s red hot because we always have it hand as it’s hubby’s fav.) It’s my #1 vegan lunch recipe right now – with homemade ramen following close behind nom nom.
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^ I am obviously no stranger to chickpea salad variations. It’s just THAT good.
All you need for this sandwich is: a can of chickpeas, hot sauce, onion & garlic powders, and celery. The mixture gets it’s creaminess from the reserved chickpea liquid (AKA aquafaba). If you don’t care about being oil-free, you can also use vegan mayo.
Just pulse all of the ingredients, except the celery, in a blender until mixed together and a little mushy, but still has some texture.
I love to top it with more celery + arugula but other yummy toppings would be tomato, cucumber, pickles, etc.
Snap a photo and post it to Instagram if you make this recipe! Tag me @thecrunchychronicles.
Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich
This vegan sandwich recipe is spicy + filling + delicious! And oil-free.
Pulse all ingredients in a blender until well-incorporated and broken down, but not totally mushy. You still want some texture in there!
Mix in chopped celery.
Top with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.