Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

vegan chickpea salad sandwich recipe

This chickpea salad sandwich is creamy and filling – and of course vegan-friendly! I like to consider this recipe the vegan-friendly version of the classic tuna salad sandwich. It’s very high in protein, fiber and other nutrients and is very, very easy to make – it only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to put together. Considering all of that, I’m willing to bet that this recipe becomes one of you go-to lunch favorites in no time!

Why you’ll love this vegan chickpea salad sandwich recipe:

  • The flavor and texture of this chickpea salad sandwich are as good as it gets. Chickpeas, red onions, bell peppers, leafy greens, bread and a delightful touch of herbs and spices are a killer combination.
  • Chickpeas are an incredible source of protein – 15 oz of chickpeas contain about 25 grams of protein which means this recipe contains roughly 12.5 grams of protein per serving.
  • This recipe can be used for meal prepping! However, I would recommend keeping the chickpea salad separate from the bread until you’re ready to eat it. This will ensure that the bread doesn’t become soggy. The salad will stay good in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

How to make this chickpea salad sandwich perfect:

  • Keep it simple: This isn’t the recipe to go crazy with on ingredients – it’s best to stick to the recipe with this one! But if you’re going to add anything to this recipe, I would recommend hummus. Spread it on the bread before you add the salad and toppings.
  • Use canned chickpeas: Although you can use dry chickpeas for this recipe, you’ll want to stick to canned version for this recipe. Dry chickpeas may create a dry sandwich. If you have to use dry chickpeas, I would definitely recommend that you increase the amount of mayonnaise and mustard that you use.

Other vegan recipes you may enjoy:

Burrito bowls recipe: A great option for if you’re a meal prepper who loves Mexican food – this recipe stays good for up to three days in the refrigerator.

Easy panini recipe: If you’re looking for a quick, tasty sandwich, you’ll want to give this simple panini recipe a shot.

Tofu wraps recipe: This flexible tofu wrap recipe is ideal when you want to whip up a nutritious meal quickly – they take just 30 minutes.

Oyster mushroom recipe: Oyster mushrooms are becoming a super popular ingredient for a reason – they’re incredibly juicy and have a meat-like consistency. If you haven’t tried them yet, do it ASAP!

vegan chickpea salad sandwich recipe

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

This quick and easy chickpea salad sandwich is the perfect quick lunch or dinner option.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 340 kcal


  • 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • leafy green, to serve
  • sliced bread, to serve


  • In a bowl, add the cooked, washed and rinsed chickpeas and mash until a chunky texture forms.
  • Add the red onion, red pepper, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and dill, and stir until well combined.
  • Assemble a sandwich by spreading the mixture onto one slice of bread and top with any leafy greens of choice. Cover the sandwich with your other slice of bread. The chickpea salad can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and used to meal prep.


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