Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Pile onto your favorite healthy bread, add toppings. Perfect for summer picnics!

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (a Forks Over Knives recipe)


* 1 15.5oz can chickpeas 

* 3 Tbsp tahini* 

* 2 tsp Dijon mustard (spicy or yellow)

* 1 Tbsp maple syrup 

* ¼ cup red onions finely chopped 

* ¼  celery finely chopped 

* ¼ cup pickles (well drained) 

* 1 tsp capers (well drained) 

*  sea salt to taste

*  black pepper to taste

* 1 Tbsp roasted & unsalted sunflower seeds 

* Your favorite bread, mine is sourdough!


* Place the well drained chickpeas in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork, leaving only a few beans whole.

* Add tahini, mustard, maple syrup, red onion, celery, pickles, capers, salt & pepper, and sunflower seeds to mixing bowl. Mix together. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.  

* Toast bread if desired, and prepare any other desired sandwich toppings (such as lettuce, tomato, and onion).

* Scoop a healthy amount of the chickpea salad (about ½ cup) onto one slice of bread, add desired toppings. 

Notes: *Tahini (like the texture of peanut butter) is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame. It is served by itself or as a major ingredient in hummus. Tahini is used in the cuisines of Eastern Mediterranean and parts of North Africa. It’s delicious! 

*I like the texture of my Chickpea Salad not very mushy, so I drain everything well. If you would like yours more wet just add a little pickle juice or don’t drain everything as throughly. 

*This Chickpea Salad is also tasty on a fresh bed of salad greens!

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April 15, 2020

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