Chickpea Sandwich Recipe - Vegetarian Dish with Mustard and Garlic Salt

Chickpea Sandwich

Chickpea Sandwich Recipe - Vegetarian Dish with Mustard and Garlic Salt
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 2 | Vegetarian diet


Chickpea Sandwich
Chickpea Sandwich

Chickpea sandwiches are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional meat-based sandwiches. Packed with protein and fiber, they are a great option for vegetarians and vegans looking for a satisfying meal.


Chickpeas have been a staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. The idea of using mashed chickpeas as a sandwich filling likely originated as a vegetarian alternative to tuna or chicken salad sandwiches.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, mash the chickpeas. Add garlic salt to taste and mustard to taste. Spread the mixture on a sandwich. Add tomatoes, sprouts, lettuce, and any other desired ingredients.


  • Add diced pickles or olives for extra flavor.
  • Use hummus instead of mashed chickpeas for a creamier texture.
  • Experiment with different seasonings like cumin or paprika for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to thoroughly mash the chickpeas to achieve a creamy texture.

- Adjust the amount of mustard and garlic salt to suit your taste preferences.

- Adding fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro can enhance the flavor of the sandwich.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chickpea sandwiches with a side of fresh fruit or a green salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Mashing the chickpeas thoroughly is key to achieving the right texture for the sandwich filling.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use white beans or lentils as a substitute for chickpeas.

- Swap out mustard for tahini or vegan mayo for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

The chickpea filling can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve chickpea sandwiches on a bed of lettuce or in a whole grain wrap for a different presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair chickpea sandwiches with a refreshing glass of lemonade or iced tea for a satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover chickpea sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

A chickpea sandwich typically contains around 300-400 calories per serving, depending on the ingredients used.


Chickpeas are a good source of carbohydrates, providing energy to fuel your day.


Chickpeas are low in fat, making them a healthy choice for those watching their fat intake.


Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, making them an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans.

Vitamins and minerals

Chickpeas are rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and folate.


Chickpeas are a common allergen for some individuals. Be sure to check for any allergies before serving.


Chickpea sandwiches are a nutritious and delicious option for a meatless meal, providing a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chickpea sandwiches are a versatile and nutritious option for a meatless meal. With a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create a delicious and satisfying sandwich that everyone will love.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for Chickpea Sandwich. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Sarah in her bustling little kitchen. As I walked in, I could smell the fragrant aroma of spices and herbs wafting through the air, making my mouth water in anticipation.

Sarah greeted me with a warm hug and a smile, beckoning me to join her at the kitchen table. She had a mischievous twinkle in her eye as she reached for a small notebook tucked away in a drawer. "I have something special to share with you today," she said, flipping through the pages until she landed on a yellowed piece of paper covered in handwritten notes.

"This is my grandmother's recipe for Chickpea Sandwich," Sarah explained, her voice filled with nostalgia. "It's a family favorite, and I thought you might enjoy making it too."

Excited at the prospect of learning a new recipe, I eagerly leaned in as Sarah began to recite the ingredients and instructions. Chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and a dash of olive oil. Simple yet flavorful ingredients that promised to create a satisfying and delicious sandwich filling.

As Sarah guided me through the process of combining and blending the ingredients, I couldn't help but marvel at the way she effortlessly moved around the kitchen, her hands dancing with precision and grace. It was clear that she had inherited her grandmother's love for cooking and her talent for creating mouthwatering dishes.

After the chickpea mixture was perfectly seasoned and blended to a creamy consistency, Sarah toasted some whole grain bread and spread a generous layer of the filling on top. She topped it off with fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of feta cheese, creating a beautiful and appetizing sandwich that looked almost too good to eat.

As I took my first bite, I was hit with a burst of flavors that danced on my taste buds – tangy lemon, earthy cumin, and creamy tahini all coming together in perfect harmony. It was a revelation, a culinary experience that filled me with joy and satisfaction.

From that day on, the Chickpea Sandwich became a staple in my kitchen. I would often make it for family gatherings, potlucks, and picnics, delighting everyone with its unique and delicious taste. I even passed on the recipe to my own children, hoping that they too would appreciate the beauty of simple and wholesome cooking.

Over the years, I have added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different herbs, spices, and toppings to create new variations of the classic sandwich. But no matter how many times I make it, the Chickpea Sandwich will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the day I learned a treasured recipe from a dear friend.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that wonderful summer day in Sarah's kitchen, I can't help but feel grateful for the joy and inspiration that cooking has brought into my life. And I know that as long as I have the love for food and the willingness to experiment, there will always be new recipes waiting to be discovered and shared with those I hold dear.


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