Chickpea Salad Sandwich


This vegan chickpea salad sandwich is lemony, bright and surprisingly delicious. It's got all the flavors of a classic tuna salad sandwich—dill, lemon and a bit of garlic—but with chickpeas instead to add a vegan source of protein and a healthy boost of fiber. Celery brings a nice crunch.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise

  • 8 slices whole-grain bread, toasted

  • 4 green lettuce leaves

  • 4 thin slices red onion

  • 4 tomato slices


  1. Combine chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, mustard and garlic powder in a large bowl. Using a fork or potato masher, crush the chickpeas until most are mashed but some are still whole. Stir in celery, dill, salt and pepper.

  2. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on 1 side of each of 4 slices of bread. Top evenly with lettuce, onion, tomato and chickpea mixture. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

623 Calories
35g Fat
58g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 623
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Vitamin A 764IU 15%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Potassium 607mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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