Mashed chickpea salad sandwich with veggies piled on a black plate

Vegan Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Mashed chickpeas, piles of veggies, and a mayo free creamy base make this vegan mashed chickpea salad sandwich the perfect all in one recipe!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpea sandwich, vegan sandwich fillings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 216 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas , drained and rinsed, about one 15 oz can
  • 6 tablespoons chickpea brine , the juice from can of chickpeas (can drizzle some oil in with this if you want an extra creamy result)
  • 1/2 cup almonds , or pumpkin seeds for nut free version
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pickles
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro , optional for added level of flavor

To serve:

  • 4 slices your favorite sandwich bread
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
US Customary - Metric


  1. Drain the can of chickpeas, reserving the juice. 

  2. Put almonds, carrots, celery, pickles and dill into a food processor. Chop into small pieces and put into a large bowl.

  3. Next add the chickpeas into the food processor and pulse until chunky. Take out all but 1/4 cup and add to the bowl.

  4. Puree the leftover chickpeas into a paste.

  5. Add the chickpea paste, pickle juice, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder and pepper into the bowl and mix well.

  6. Add the reserved chickpea brine (you can store the rest for future use), and beat with a stand mixer (with whisk attachment) or beater until it begins to get thick and creamy. You can drizzle a bit of oil here if you want an extra creamy result.

  7. Add it to the bowl and fold into the mixture.

  8. Serve on bread with cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce!

Recipe Notes

Tips to prep ahead:

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 419mg17%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2830IU57%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.