Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Healthy Smashed Chickpea Salad Recipe

the pure life


Today I bring you: Healthy Smashed Chickpea Salad. Are you drooling yet? 

Remember chicken/ tuna salad sandwiches – heavy on the mayo and salt and light on the veggies (if any?). Right after soccer practice, or as an after school snack? This is one of my favourite alternatives and it is packed with protein and fresh veggies! It just happens to be fully plant-based, and the flavours will absolutely WOW your tastebuds.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

This is a staple in our house and is the best lazy weekday lunch. I love adding whatever veggies we’ve got on hand, like celery, bell pepper and cherry tomatoes, but it’s really delicious on it’s own as well. I love adding pickles for a delicious kick, or wrapping it up in my favourite tortilla.

I love this recipe because it’s the best balance of soul-food while providing a punch of plant-based protein, fibre-rich veggies and anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and paprika.

Healthy Smashed Chickpea Salad

Recipe by The Pure LifeCourse: Main DishesDifficulty: Easy


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A healthy, plant-based smashed chickpea salad recipe.


  • 1 x 15oz. can of chickpeas

  • 2 tbsp. of mayo – I use Chosen Foods avocado oil mayo or vegan mayo

  • The juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Spices: 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp paprika

  • 1-2 cups of any (finely chopped): celery, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes

  • optional: 1 handful chopped fresh dill


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas well. Add to a bowl with the mayo and mash with a potato masher or a fork.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh veggies, turmeric, paprika, optional dill and mix well.
  • Serve on a bed of fresh greens, in a wrap or on your favourite sandwich bread. Enjoy! Keeps in a glass storage container for 3 days.

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  1. YUM! I’m addicted to chickpeas lately so this recipe is totally calling my name!