Chickpea Salad Sandwiches 2 Ways

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches 2 Ways

This recipe will make you want to pack a basket with your favourite snacks and head out to the park for a picnic. Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are so hearty and flavourful. They’re like a vegan version of a chicken or a tuna salad sandwich. I’ve taken my classic recipe with avocado dressing and added a cashew dressing option as well, so there is 1 nut free option, and both options are oil free and made of whole foods! This is an excellent alternative to recipes that contain mayonnaise and refined oils. The proportions for each one are slightly different, but the taste for both are quite similar.  Enjoy!

 

chickpea salad

 

Cashew Dressing Option

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups + 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄3 cup dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a potato masher. Mash until you have a mixture of creamy chickpeas with some larger pieces.
  2. Add the celery, green onion, pickle, red pepper, garlic, and dill, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Using a high powered blender, blend the cashews, water, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper until completely smooth.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chickpea mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Serve on bread, on a wrap, lettuce wrap, etc. Enjoy!

 

Avocado Dressing Option

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 15oz can cooked chickpeas, or 1.5 cups
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄3 cup dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • pinch of pepper

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a potato masher. Mash until you have a mixture of creamy chickpeas with some larger pieces.
  2. Add the celery, green onion, pickle, red pepper, garlic, and dill, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the mustard and lemon juice.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chickpea mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Serve on bread, on a wrap, lettuce wrap, etc. Enjoy!

 

chickpea salad

 

For personal meal plans or nutrition advice from a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, you can contact me at kathyrhn@gmail.com

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