Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of whole chickpeas. I’d much rather than pureed, smashed or formed into chickpea burgers. And this absolutely delicious chickpea salad sandwich is no exception to the rule. It’s another on of those meals that you could serve to a carnivore and they would never assume the dish was cruelty-free. The cashew mayo goes extremely well with the mashed chickpeas. The celery and red onions give it a nice crunch, and the cranberries and pickles, a nice tangy sweetness. This batch also makes a HUGE amount so you could realistically have salad sandwiches the entire week-although that would get pretty boring. Especially with all the new yummy recipes we’ve got coming up in the following days!

4 cups cooked chickpeas

3/4 cup red onion

3/4 cup chopped celery

3/4 cup chopped cranberries

1/3 cup chopped green onion

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 dill pickles, chopped


1 1/2 cups soaked raw cashews

2/3 cups coconut milk

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp liquid sweetner

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Prepare mayo by blending all ingredients together until creamy
  • Pour mayo over chickpeas in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher (don’t puree it or make it too creamy-you want some texture!)
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix together well
  • Let refrigerate for at least an hour before serving on top of burger buns

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Lisa is the founder of The Vegan Pact and a vegan personal chef.

Delicious Comments...

  1. This looks so yummy and easy to make!

  2. This looks yummy, but what’s the process for soaking the cashews?

  3. I made these for dinner last night and will definitely be making this salad again! I also used it as a dip for my apple slices. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Just soak them in water so they’re covered for 1 to 2 hours and thats it! 🙂

  5. OOO that sounds yummy! Apples usually go really well with savory dips, spreads and salads!

  6. My mouth is WATERING. If my family wasn’t sleeping (and I had some soaked cashews) I’d be tempted to make this right not (10pm)!!!

  7. HA! That is the one downside to vegan cooking…it requires the use of a loud blender and food processor day and night!

  8. ok…a question. As some one who is new to the vegan/plant based eating, I see soaking raw cashews a lot in recipes and I’m wondering can you do the same with other nuts? For example in this recipe could I use almonds or pecans instead?

  9. Good question and welcome to the vegan world! :)You can just as easily soak almonds and walnuts to make a lot of plant based dishes for dressings and crusts of certain dishes. When you want something creamy or something that resembles mayo or like an alfredo sauce, cashews are key. They absorb the most water, and they absorb it quickly so that it blends into a really creamy consistency. You won’t get that with other nuts, but they are great for other meals (look up vegan cheeses with almonds-its awesome!)


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