Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe (Vegan)
This delicious chickpea salad recipe is full of flavor, vegan, and packed with protein. It makes for a very satisfying and healthy lunch.
- 1 can chickpeas - or 1.5 cups cooked
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 cloves chopped or pressed fresh garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2-4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- slice Optional toppings: diced or cucumbers - tomatoes, pickles, carrot sticks, baby spinach, mustard
First, if you are opting to cook your own chickpeas instead of using canned, make sure they are very soft and tender.
Give the chickpeas a quick whirl in a blender, or mash them up well.
Next, add them into a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. The mayo, or oil, is really dependent on your preference. Personally, I like to use a couple tablespoons of mayo and then top it off with some oil for a creamy texture.
Then, you'll want to mix or mash the salad very well. I use my stand mixer, but a hand-held mixer will work fine. Let the mixer run on medium speed for a few minutes until you have a smooth texture. Or, if you don't have a mixer, just keep mashing and hand-stirring! It may not be a super smooth chickpea salad, but it will still be delicious.
Spread on your favorite bread, on a tortilla, or a lettuce wrap and top with your favorite toppings. My personal favorite topping for a chickpea salad sandwich is lots of cucumbers, sprinkled with a little extra pink salt on top.