Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe
Oct 11, 2023
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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.
This recipe is sponsored by Bare Beans.
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, 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 particular recipe calls for Garbanzo Bare Beans since they are ready to eat, no cooking required, and you don’t have 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 and are high in fiber leaving you feeling full.
Chickpea Salad Ingredients
- Garbanzo Bare Beans
- green onions
- lemon juice
- celery seed
- multi-grain bread or croissants
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 one 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.
Why We Love Bare Beans
Bare Beans is a completely naked bean with just two ingredients: beans and water. They’re fully cooked, ready to eat and come in a convenient pouch. There isn’t any liquid, either, so when you tear open the pouch, you can pour the beans out and pop them in your mouth as a snack, add them to a salad or add them to a delicious recipe!
Bare Beans come in five varieties: black beans, garbanzo beans, red beans pinto beans, and navy beans. From the transparent and nutritious ingredients to the easy and convenient packaging, there are so many reasons to fall in love with them! Learn more from our recent product review on Bare Beans Products or from Episode 196 on the podcast.
Recipes featuring Bare Beans
- 10 oz bag Garbanzo Bare Beans
- 1 rib celery thinly sliced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 8 slices multi-grain bread
- 5 oz. arugula
- In a medium bowl, add in the 10oz bag of Garbanzo Bare Beans. 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, add more mayonnaise.
- Assemble the chickpea salad sandwich: Place the chickpea spread onto one slice of the bread. Add arugula and top with the another slice of bread.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.