It's summertime and this is the Perfect Chickpea Salad Sandwich and meal! This chickpea sandwich is a lovely, healthy, and balance summer recipe that everyone should know about! I stumbled on this recipe when I was craving a tuna salad for lunch. When I was boiling the eggs and opened up the tuna cans, I realized the tuna was expired :(. I do not regret making this recipe - it was so simple, delicious and straightfoward. The meal is easier than tuna salad because it only takes <10 minutes and you do not have to worry about pathological bacteria that causes salmonella. The chickpea salad sandwich tastes as good as tuna salad.

This chickpea salad recipe is great for vegetarians and vegans as it is an alternative to chicken salad and tuna salad. It has the same consistency and nutritional value. It contains pepita seeds (24% protein) and chickpeas high in protein, biotin, and other B vitamins. 

You can eat this chickpea salad either plain, lettuce wrap, crackers, or on bread. And pair it with chips or a cup of vegetables and fruit on the side. It is a versatile recipe as you can switch up the way you plate and eat the perfect chickpea salad sandwich! This recipe is great for meal prepping on Sunday as the serving size is approximately 5 small meals.

Chickpea Salad Sandwhich

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/3 mayo
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tbsp dijon mustard optional
  • 2 tbsp pepitas or salted pumpkin seeds optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika to garnish
  • 1/4 tsp Slices Multigrain Bread
  • Small handful microgreens optional
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  • Step 1

    Mash chickpeas in a medium-sized bowl until creamy

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  • Step 2

    Finely chop the celery and carrots

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  • Step 3

    Add in all the ingredients in the medium-sized bowl with the mashed chickpeas except the multigrain and the multigrain bread. You can substitute any ingredients to fit your dietary needs

  • Step 4

    Mix the ingredients until combined

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  • Step 5

    Serve it on nutty multigrain bread, thick potato bread, toasty pita bread, or crunchy crackers. And add your favorite toppings (microgreens, tomato, cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, or more condiments). Then eat it!