As a vegetarian, I'll admit I miss sandwiches the most (I'm including burgers in the sandwich category, and no-- I don't really miss bacon). Sandwiches are so easy to slap together. Deli meat and cheese on 2 slices of bread, spice it up with accouterment, and there's a perfect 5 minute lunch. However as a vegetarian making a sandwich, I end up spending 5 minutes deciding what the heck to even put on it. Tomato sandwiches are only good in the summer and don't even get me started on soy deli meats.
Solution: smashed chickpea sandwich. Like a tuna salad sandwich without the all the mercury or fish breath! Tip: make the night before so you can have chickpea salad sandwiches for a quick lunch during the week. I paired my sandwich below with an IPA 🙂
For those of you with bean intolerances--> please read!
Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Tangy, a bit spicy, hearty and creamy, this Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a delicious way to enjoy nourishing chickpeas. Fabulous as a sandwich or simply as a salad. (Vegan + Optionally GF)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author: Traci York | Vanilla And Bean
For the Salad:
1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed (aka Garbanzo) (425g)
1/4 C + 1 Tbs Dill Pickles finely chopped (55g )
1/4 C Purple Onion finely chopped (about 1/2 an onion) (36g)
2 Tbs Just Mayo or Vegenaise 28g --> for extra protein, sub for greek yogurt!
2 1/2 tsp Stone Ground Mustard 15g
1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 6g
1/4 tsp + 1/8 Sea Salt 2g
2 tsp Dill Weed fresh-chopped
1/8 tsp Turmeric optional for color and health!
8-10 grinds of fresh Black Pepper
For the Sandwich (options):
Multigrain Bread or Optional Gluten Free Bread