These chickpea salad sandwiches are packed with protein and fiber, and are oil-free to boot! Made with an unusual technique to keep the texture from being mushy. Vegan, oil-free.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (Vegan, Oil-Free)

These Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are full of texture thanks to a surprising technique. Chickpeas and other pulses are so good for you, so enjoy this healthy and tasty sandwich today! Vegan, oil-free.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American, American Vegan, Plant-based
Keyword vegan chickpea recipe, vegan lunch, vegan sandwich
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 430kcal
Author Beth Hornback


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (soaked in filtered water for 8 hours, then rinsed and drained*)
  • 1/2 cup Savory Cashew Cream (or 1 ripe avocado**)
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 small red onion (peeled and chopped into large dice)
  • 2 ribs of celery (cut into 2 inch chunks)
  • Salt to taste (I love Herbamare)
  • 8 slices whole grain sandwich bread

Optional toppings:

  • Sprouts
  • Tomato
  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded carrots


  • In a food processor, pulse all ingredients except bread a few times until the chickpeas have broken down a bit but still have some texture, and the shallot and celery are finely chopped.
  • Season with salt to taste, and layer inside toasted whole grain bread with the toppings of your choice, such as sprouts, tomato, and pickles.
  • Makes at least 4 sandwiches, and the filling can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


*1 cup dried chickpeas will increase in volume to 3 cups after soaking. If substituting canned chickpeas, use two cans, drained well (freeze the liquid for another use, such as the egg replacer in these waffles!)
**Can also sub vegan mayo, but recipe will no longer be oil-free


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.6g | Protein: 20.6g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 372.4mg | Potassium: 668.3mg | Fiber: 11.4g | Sugar: 11.9g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3.6mg