Looking for an easy vegan sandwich recipe? Try this turmeric chickpea salad! It’s a plant-based alternative to a tuna salad or egg salad sandwich – and full of protein and flavor! Add your favorite sandwich toppings and devour.
First thing’s first: I created a NEW Facebook Group called “Eating Vegan” that I’d love for you to join – it is a positive, supportive group for vegans AND for omnivores and vegetarians who are trying to transition to a vegan diet/eat more plant-based. Share recipes, vegan wins, journey updates, and help others with their journey. JOIN HERE!
Turmeric Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe
What kind of sandwich person are you? I’m definitely a cold sandwich person (my husband prefers hot sandwiches like paninis, pshhh.) My favorite type of sandwiches is, by far, chickpea salad.
This type of sandwich is a great substitute for chicken or tuna salad. Chickpeas are packed with protein, low in fat, and also contain fiber, manganese, and folate. If you pile on the veggies in your sandwiches like I do, you have an incredibly healthy, filling lunch! Prep a big container of chickpea salad on Sunday and you’ll have lunches for the whole week. I also love to use this as a dip for crackers and veggies.
How to Make Chickpea Salad
To make this turmeric chickpea salad, you simply blend together: chickpeas (duh), turmeric (double duh), vegan mayo (my favorite is Just Mayo by Hampton Creek) OR the liquid from the chickpea can, onion powder, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. Slather it onto your favorite bread, top it with your favorite veggies, and you are good to go!
If you find the mixture is too dry, you can add more mayo to preference. If you’d prefer to make this recipe without oil, you can make a cashew-based mayo – though I have yet to try it this way!
- 1 can chickpeas drained
- 1/3 cup aquafaba or vegan mayo*
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 clove garlic minced
- black pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- Pulse all ingredients in a blender until well-incorporated and broken down, but not totally mushy. You still want some texture in there!