Chickpea Salad Sandwich

A delicious sandwich filled with creamy, savoury smashed chickpeas. It's a vegan alternative to the classic tuna salad sandwich but so much healthier as it contains no mayo! The chickpea salad also works wonderfully on salads and wraps. Perfect for a filling breakfast or a light lunch!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking Time -




  1. Drain chickpeas (reserve liquid in the can) and add to a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork until desired texture. Mash slightly if you like it chunkier or mash it more if you prefer it creamier.
  2. Add tahini, dijon mustard, dill, garlic powder, aquafaba, salt and pepper to mixing bowl. Stir to combine with mashed chickpeas. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Toast bread and prepare the rest of your sandwich toppings.
  4. Assemble your sandwiches by spoon a generous amount of chickpea salad onto two of the slices of bread, add slices tomatoes and lettuce, then top with the other two slices of bread. Enjoy!


  • The chickpea salad will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • You can also use the chickpea salad as fillings for sandwich wraps, lettuce wraps, or as a mix-in in salads!
  • I used sourdough rye bread for the sandwiches but you can use whatever bread you like that suits your dietary needs.
  • Feel free to add other toppings or spreads to your sandwich, like hummus, sliced avocado or red onion!