Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Chickpeas are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also a good source of protein, making them a great meat substitute for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Additionally, avocados are high in heart-healthy fats.
If you want to make this recipe even healthier, you can add additional fruits and veggies into the chickpea salad mixture such as apples, edamame and/or celery.
- Chickpea Salad
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 small-medium Avocado
- ½ cup Dill Pickle
- 2 stalks Chives
- ½ onion (red or white)
- 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeño
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- ½ teaspoon Black pepper
- 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and add them to a large bowl. Mash the chickpeas until they are about 80% smooth (leaving some texture).
In a separate bowl, mash the avocado until completely smooth and then add to the chickpea mixture along with the lemon juice. Mix well until you end up with a creamy (slightly chunky) texture.
Dice the onion and add it into the bowl. Cut about 2/3 of your chives into small rounds and add into the bowl. Reserve the remainder for later. Cut the dill pickles into small pieces and add them to the bowl. Add in your pickled jalapenos along with a generous teaspoon of the jalapeno juice, black pepper, paprika and (optional) cayenne pepper. Fold everythig in together.
Toast bread slices, if desired. Otherwise, skip this step.
Create a pile of lettuce on your bread. Add optional toppings like tomatoes and radishes. Pile 1/2 of the chickpea mixture on the bread and top with the remaining chives.