Chickpea “Chicken” Salad is guaranteed to satisfy your sandwich craving. You know what I’m talking about — we all get it! The desire to cradle two fresh slices of bread in your hands with something delicious and mouth-watering tucked in between peeking out at you. Something you can sink your teeth into and experience an abundance of diverse tastes and textures all in one bite!
Chickpea “Chicken” Salad Sandwich
Chickpea “Chicken” Salad is the answer if sandwich is the question. Combining the texture of crunchy vegetables with soft chickpeas, joined together by a creamy dressing and the resulting melody of flavors is a natural response to two empty slices of bread or a fresh roll. Add your special touch with a selection of toppings: lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle — you get the idea. Then pair your masterpiece with a salty chip or a crispy cracker and you have the ultimate sandwich experience. Nothing wrong with the minimalist approach either. Just eat that bad boy straight up!
I added radishes to this recipe to provide a delicious peppery flavor, a nice crunch and a beautiful pop of color! Most radishes may be small but for their size they offer a punch of vitamin C and fiber.
Not Just a Sandwich
Chickpea “Chicken” Salad is delicious on top of a big bowl of greens, wrapped in a leaf of lettuce or a tortilla, or straight out of the bowl as a snack! I developed this recipe to be very versatile. If you are feeling spicy add some cayenne, craving some garlic throw in a little minced love, or how ’bout some grapes or dried cranberries — the list goes on!
What this salad is: Gluten-free, plant-based/vegan, and filled with vitamins, plant-based protein and fiber. And check out my Chocolate Chickpea Bark to see all of the goodness that chickpeas have to offer!
Chickpeas are so awesome. In addition to all they have to offer nutritionally they are so flexible. I have made it a personal challenge to see how many different courses of a meal I could make with them. I’ve developed a main course – Chickpea Marinara Over Zoodles, a dessert – Chocolate Chickpea Bark, a snack – Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas, and now this a lunch sandwich, salad or wrap (though I have had it for dinner, too). I think the only thing missing is breakfast!