Lunchtime has never been easier (or tastier!) thanks to this healthy, no-cook spicy chickpea salad sandwich recipe.

Upgrade lunchtime with this knock-your-socks-off sandwich. All you need is a bowl and a few simple ingredients for this filling, flavorful spicy chickpea salad sandwich recipe. Here are all the details.

Why You’ll Love This Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

 
  1. No cooking involved. And only one ingredient to chop! Everything else needs just a little stirring, so you can whip up this dish in minutes.
  2. Easy to make in one bowl. You simply add your ingredients together and mash the chickpeas to your desired consistency with a fork. No fancy equipment required.
  3. An upgrade from the typical salad sandwich. The thing that makes this sandwich so unique is its flavor. The smoked paprkia adds a savory, smoky taste, and I love the spicy kick that you get from the sriracha.
  4. A healthier sandwich. This sandwich is super easy to assemble for quick lunches throughout the week. It’s also packed with nutrition thanks to the chickpea filling, the vegetables stuffed inside, and the satisfying whole grain bread that keeps it all together.

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Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwhich

Photo courtesy of Catherine Perez.

Why Chickpeas Are So Great

As I mentioned, this sandwich is loaded with nutrition, and much of it comes from the star of our recipe — the humble chickpea. Chickpeas are a reliable source of plant-based protein, fiber, folate, and iron. The combination of protein and fiber promotes better blood sugar control, can improve feelings of satiety after a meal, and aids with digestion. There’s also a great deal of research available about chickpeas and their ability to protect us from many forms of chronic disease. So if you enjoy them, you now have more reason to eat them! Here’s my spicy chickpea salad sandwich recipe.   

Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwhich Ingredients

Photo courtesy of Catherine Perez.

Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Serves 3-4)

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp sriracha, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whole grain bread
  • Spinach
  • Tomato slices
  • Extra hummus
 

Instructions

  1. To a medium sized bowl, add chickpeas, hummus, tahini, paprika, sriracha, mustard, and apple cider vinegar. With a fork or potato masher, carefully mash the ingredients together, crushing the chickpeas to desired consistency. 
  2. Fold in your red onions and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Spread some hummus on your favorite sandwich bread and then top with greens and the spicy chickpea salad mix. Enjoy! 
Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwhich

Photo courtesy of Catherine Perez.

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