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Mashed Chickpea Sandwich
with green bean “fries”

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The filling for these sandwiches is one that we’ve used as a vegetarian substitute for tuna salad (check it out here), but this protein-packed sandwich topping, made with mashed chickpeas, is as popular with omnivores as with vegetarians.

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Mashed Chickpea Sandwich:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Pickles, any type (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped (sub pickle relish)
  • Beans, garbanzo (15 oz / 387 g) - 2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, medium - 2, sliced (preferably heirloom)
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves, torn
  • Sandwich bread - 8 slices
Green Bean “Fries” with Cumin:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, olive - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Shallots / Pickles / Green beans - Prep as directed. Combine shallots and pickles. Store green beans separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make chickpea salad - Drain and rinse beans. Transfer to a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork. To beans, add shallots, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice. If you would like it to be creamier, add some additional mayonnaise. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

  3. Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.

  2. Toss green beans with olive oil, vinegar, cumin, and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.

  3. When green beans are nearly done roasting, toast bread.

  4. Assemble sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, and chickpea salad.

  5. Serve sandwiches with green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (15)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

So quick and easy! We used chicken breast and it crisped up nicely. Instead of mayo, I used greek yogurt with a little smoked paprika, salt, and lime juice. I highly recommend the additions!

By: Nicole
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

15 reviews

Smashed chichpeas were delicious for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. My daughter who misses tuna salad since she became a vegetarian, really liked it! I think this will become a go-to for easy lunches. We skipped the green beans and did frozen sweet potato fries for ease.

By: Kirsten
Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Sandwich was great but my green beans shriveled up and didn't do well in the oven for some reason. I wish I had pan cooked them with some garlic and olive oil.

By: Karen
Posted: Jun 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty use for the leftover pork and loved the crispy pork with the Miracle Whip, tomatoes, and spinach that I used. I can't speak to the green beans though as I didn't make them.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super simple and quick. Great use of leftovers as a completely different meal. Even quickened it by using steam fresh bag of green beans.

By: Cara
Posted: Jun 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made the vegetarian version, and doubled everything except the onions, and it was super tasty!! Did a red pepper tomato soup and salad with it, and had it on french sliced bread, and it was really good. Great as a leftover, I would eat this in place of tuna any day, and I love tuna. Kids would not eat it, oh well.

By: Kristine
Posted: Jun 11, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Kids loved this. Fast and easy!

By: Markell
Posted: Jun 09, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful