Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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If you’re in need of healthy plant-based lunch ideas, then you’re in the right place. This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is made with just 4 simple but flavorful ingredients. 

If you’re in need of plant-based lunch ideas, then you’re in the right place. This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is made with just 4 flavorful but simple ingredients. 

I’m always trying to create healthy plant-based lunches, and this Chickpea Salad Sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There’s nothing quite like a good, simple sandwich, and this is just that. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking for a light and nutritious lunch idea, this recipe will surely satisfy your taste buds. It’s made with simple ingredients but packs a punch when it comes to flavor and nutrients, making it a satisfying and delicious meal.

Everyone has a quick, go-to lunch recipe. Well, this Chickpea Salad Sandwich is mine. Do you ever open the fridge and just stare inside for 3 minutes, trying to figure out what you could possibly make? Same. Sometimes I forget about the cans in my pantry and the variety of meals I can make with them. Thanks to canned chickpeas, the possibilities are endless. All that’s needed to make this easy plant-based lunch is bread, a can of chickpeas, celery, red onion and vegan mayonnaise (plus some salt & pepper) – all ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich Ingredients

• Chickpeas – also known as garbanzo beans. I use canned chickpeas for convenience.

• Vegan Mayonnaise – if you aren’t vegan, you can also use regular mayonnaise.

• Celery

• Red Onion

• Salt + Pepper

• Bread – whole grain bread or gluten-free bread. My favorite gluten-free bread is BFree.

How To Make Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This Chickpea Salad Sandwich will be ready in no time. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and mash them in a bowl. Add the vegan mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped red onion, salt and pepper and mix together. Then you’re ready to spread the mixture on some toast and top the sandwich with your desired fixings!

Topping Ideas

I like to top my Chickpea Salad Sandwich with lettuce (or micro greens) and avocado. I keep it simple because the chickpea salad has plenty of flavor. The possibilities are endless.

• Lettuce

• Microgreens

• Sliced Tomato

• Pickles

• Pickled Onions

• Potato Chips – if you know, you know.

If you’re trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this hearty sandwich will not disappoint. The toppings of lettuce and avocado paired with the creaminess of the chickpea filling creates a great medley of textures and flavors. So next time you’re in need of a lunch that’s both nourishing and convenient, don’t hesitate to whip up this extraordinary Chickpea Salad Sandwich. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

So whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch option or a quick meal to pack for a picnic or the beach – this recipe is for you! I have a feeling if you try it, it’ll be your new go-to lunch. Not only is it incredibly flavorful and satisfying, but it also provides a balanced combination of nutrients that will keep you energized throughout the day. It’s also a great option for back-to-school lunches (I know, I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. Summer went by way too fast).

More Healthy Lunch Ideas

• Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Mixture

• Buffalo Tofu Salad

• Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

If you’re in need of plant-based lunch ideas, then you’re in the right place. This Chickpea Salad Sandwich is made with just 4 flavorful but simple ingredients. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Megan


  • 1 15oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise or regular if not vegan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mash the chickpeas in a bowl with a fork or a potato masher until they are broken down.
  • Stir in the chopped red onion, chopped celery, vegan mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
  • Serve on bread of choice with desired toppings.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.04mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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