Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This chickpea salad sandwich is a plant-based twist on a classic. This recipe is simple to prepare and packed with protein from affordable ingredients.






Health Benefit:

Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber to keep you fuller for longer and support gut health. Celery and cranberries are rich in antioxidants the fight inflammation and help to prevent chronic disease.




  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Fork
  • Toaster (optional)

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

2 slices of whole wheat bread

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

½ cup dried cranberries

1-2 TBSP mayonnaise

1 tsp dijon mustard

Squeeze of lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste





Feel free to make this recipe your own based on what you like or what you already have. You can use white beans in place of chickpeas. You can also use avocado or greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Rinse and drain one can of chickpeas


Step 2

Add chickpeas to a bowl and smash with a fork to desired consistency 


Step 3

Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper; Mix to combine


Step 4

Fold in celery and craisins; Toast two slices of whole wheat bread (optional)

Step 5

Assemble sandwich; Enjoy!