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Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich
with tomatoes / red onions / chips

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

For a vegetarian spin on a classic sandwich (think tuna or chicken salad), mashed chickpeas are surprisingly satisfying.
Smarts: As with other creamy protein-based salads, be sure to taste and customize, adding more seasoning, mustard, or relish if you'd like.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Chickpea Salad:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Pickle relish - 1 Tbsp (sub any type of pickles, finely diced)
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Mashed Chickpea Sandwich:
  • Onions, red and medium - 1/4, thinly sliced
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, sliced
  • Lettuce, Bibb or Boston leaf - 4 leaves
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Chickpea Salad (ingredients listed separately) - ~2 1/2 cups
Chips:
  • Chips, any type - 6 oz

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Prep

  1. Make chickpea salad - Chop green onions and set aside. Drain and rinse beans. Transfer beans to a mixing bowl. Use a pastry blender, potato masher, or the back of a large spoon to mash beans until beans are broken apart and some are smooth and creamy. (For texture, it’s a good idea to leave some larger pieces of beans.) To beans, add green onions, pickle relish, mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. Add some more mayonnaise if you’d like it creamier. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Toast bread.
  2. Layer chickpea salad, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce between slices of sandwich bread.
  3. Serve sandwiches with chips on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (17)
Gluten-free (1)
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Vegetarian (7)

17 reviews

Delicious! Could have just eaten the chickpea salad with a spoon. Toasted the bread a little too long, so it was falling out everywhere, but no one minded. Followed directions almost exactly - except that we forgot the cucumbers. Added some fruit as a side to round things out. So nice to have one that doesn't take too long, either!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jul 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yummy and low-calorie! I skipped the chips. Would have added more mustard and pickles to the salad.

By: Alicia
Posted: Jul 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good. Added some Greek yogurt to make it extra creamy.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good SO EASY

By: Markell
Posted: Jul 26, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
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I've gotten lazy about reviewing recipes but I couldn't let this one go without congratulations to the CS team! This was DELICIOUS. It was like the yummiest tuna sandwich without all that fish aftertaste. Even my husband loved it. We made it specifically because we thought we wouldn't like it as those have been the recipes we liked the best and we weren't disappointed. It's the perfect dinner for that night where you just do not want to cook. This took like 10 minutes to put together.

By: Ann
Posted: Jul 25, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
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Liked this more than I thought I would! Doubled the mustard and used plenty of salt and pepper. Might serve with a veggie side or something else if having for dinner in the future.

By: Danielle
Posted: Jul 25, 2020
Diet: Original
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