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Chickpea Sandwich on a Plate with Scallions and Lemon Half in the Background
Smoky Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

These easy chickpea salad sandwiches are made with smoky avocado dressing, crunchy cucumbers and red bell peppers, all piled between crusty bread slices. Perfect for a healthy lunch or light dinner!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy lunch, vegan lunch, vegan sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 474 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 very ripe avocado, mashed well
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked or 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • A few handfuls of arugula or lettuce
  1. Place the avocado and lemon into medium mixing bowl. I like to it beat with a whisk or fork to get avocado as smooth as possible, but you can skip that if you're into chunky. 

  2. Add the vinegar, smoke and salt. Mix well. Taste-test and adjust the seasonings as needed.

  3. Add the chickpeas and roughly mash them. I like to leave about half of them in-tact, but mash up as much as you like. 

  4. Add the cucumber, pepper, scallions and cilantro. Mix to blend everything.

  5. Distribute mixture among three or four sandwiches, topping each with arugula or lettuce.
Nutrition Facts
Smoky Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Sodium 1074mg45%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 9.3g37%
Sugar 7.9g9%
Protein 14.8g30%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.