Mashed Chickpea Sandwich
with green bean “fries”
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.
- 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 beans - 1 lb, trimmed
- Oil, olive - 2 tsp
- Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
- Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
Shallots / Pickles / Green beans - Prep as directed. Combine shallots and pickles. Store green beans separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
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)
Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.
Heat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.
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.
When green beans are nearly done roasting, toast bread.
Assemble sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, and chickpea salad.
Serve sandwiches with green beans on the side. Enjoy!
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!1 Helpful
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.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.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.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.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.0 Helpful
Kids loved this. Fast and easy!0 Helpful