Food Recipes Chickpea Salad Sandwich 5.0 (1) A vegetarian riff on a classic chicken salad sandwich, this chickpea version is very lunch-friendly. By Ananda Eidelstein Ananda Eidelstein Instagram Website Ananda Eidelstein is a vegetable-loving food writer, recipe developer, and editor. She is the former Senior Food Editor at REAL SIMPLE magazine. Prior to writing and editing feature stories, having her own monthly vegetarian column, and developing over 300 recipes during her time at RS, she was the Assistant Food Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day. She has also gained experience in the test kitchens of Martha Stewart's Living, and Saveur magazines, in catering, TV, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. Ananda is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center, with nearly a decade of culinary and food media experience. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 2 (serving size: 1 sandwich) Jump to Nutrition Facts Use yogurt instead of mayo for a hit of healthy probiotics. Layer a sandwich with red leaf lettuce, sprouts, or thinly sliced cabbage—your pick! Or skip the bread and enjoy it on top of or alongside a green salad. Quick, easy, and delicious. Ingredients 1 (15.5-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 celery stalk, chopped (about ½ cup) ½ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably made with avocado oil or olive oil), plus more for serving 1 small (about 1 oz.) shallot, finely chopped (about 2 Tbsp.) 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard, plus more for serving ½ teaspoon fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 whole-wheat, seven-grain or sourdough bread slices, toasted 2 red leaf lettuce leaves Directions Coarsely mash chickpeas in a large bowl with a fork. Stir in celery, parsley, mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, Dijon, salt, and several grinds black pepper. Spread 1 side of toasted bread slices with desired amount of mayonnaise and Dijon. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 2 bread slices. Top with chickpea salad, and cover with remaining bread slices. Here, chickpeas roll in for a vegetarian version of a chicken salad sandwich (read: not your grandmother's). If you want to lighten it up, swap yogurt for the mayo. Once you try it you'll be brown-bagging one daily—and it’s so quick, you'll have no excuse not to make it. Get the recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich. Alison Miksch Chef's Notes Stock your pantry with the ingredients you need for easy Better-For-You meals. We gathered everything for you in one place on Amazon to make it even easier. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 618 Calories 18g Fat 93g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 618 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Saturated Fat 2g 11% Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 1404mg 61% Total Carbohydrate 93g 34% Total Sugars 16g Protein 27g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.