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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

An easy recipe that takes minutes to prepare. It is perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, or snack. It is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to tuna or chicken salad. This sandwich is packed full of plant-based protein. Serve it as a salad, sandwich, or wrap using lettuce or tortilla!

This recipe is sponsored by Bare Beans.

In under 5 minutes, you can enjoy a simple chickpea salad sandwich! This is a creamy and filling recipe that is perfect for brunch, lunch or even entertaining.  It serves as a vegetarian and vegan alternative to tuna or chicken salad! Plus, the chickpea salad sandwich is packed full of plant-based protein.


You are going to enjoy the creamy deliciousness of chickpeas, mayo and crunchiness from the celery in every bite. This chickpea salad recipe has all the traditional flavors of a chicken salad, without the chicken for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

If you are looking for a protein packed salad or a recipe that is great for meal prep, this chickpea salad is it! Using Garbanzo Bare Beans makes this recipe extra quick to make, there’s no draining, rinsing, drying, or cooking of the chickpeas. You simply open the pouch of Bare Beans, and they are ready to eat!

Related: Green Beans with Crispy Chickpeas

What are chickpeas?

Chickpeas are also referred to as garbanzo beans. This recipe calls for Garbanzo Bare Beans, they are ready to eat, with no added preservatives, firming, or coloring agents, unlike soggy chickpeas from a can. Not to mention, there’s no added salt!

Are chickpeas good for you?

Yes! Chickpeas contain protein, folate, fiber, iron, phosphorus, and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. They are great for those who have diabetes, heart disease plus, chickpeas are high in fiber leaving you feeling full.


Chickpea Salad Ingredients

Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 10 oz. bag Garbanzo Bare Beans (chickpeas)
1 stalk diced celery
2 thinly sliced green onions
2 ½ Tablespoons mayonnaise (or your favorite vegan alternative)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon celery seed
8 slices bread or 4 croissants
Salt and Pepper to taste
Arugula (or lettuce of choice) for a crunchy topping

This chickpea salad sandwich is super versatile which allows you to make swaps with any of your favorite vegetables. You can add-in sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, bell peppers, white or green onion for a variety of flavor combinations. We challenge you to make it your own!

How to Make Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

In a medium bowl, add in the 10 oz. bag of Garbanzo Bare Beans, and smash with a fork.

Combine the chickpeas with the thinly sliced celery and green onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and celery seed. Add kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Taste and salt until the flavor pops! If the salad is dry, you can simply add more mayonnaise.

Assemble the chickpea salad sandwich: Place the chickpea spread onto once slice of the bread or croissant. Add arugula and top with the other slice of bread.

For the bread-free fans, you can add the chickpea salad on lettuce as a salad or a lettuce wrap. Or you could simply eat the chickpea salad straight from the bowl!

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