Greek Chickpea Salad Sandwiches {vegan}

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These Greek Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are one of those meals that you make once and realize how easy and delicious they are that you can’t fathom why you have never made them before.  Seriously, they are so easy and delicious!

Now, you all know that Mexican food is pretty much my favorite food ever, but next to Mexican food is definitely Greek food.  I love hummus, kalamata olives, and pretty much everything in between, especially the wine!  Greek food is so great because it is always light, refreshing, and really flavorful.  Whenever we go to our favorite Greek restaurant I always order a salad that is pretty much as big as my head and I manage to eat the entire thing without feeling completely gigantic afterwards.

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The main binder in these chickpea salad sandwiches is tahini, which is pretty much liquid gold in my book.  One of my favorite things to eat is a big bowl of roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a huge drizzle of tahini over top.  It has a such a great nutty flavor while also adding a delicious creamy texture.  If you ever make a dish and wonder what it might be missing, a big drizzle of tahini might just be the thing!  I am pretty confident when i say that these chickpea salad sandwiches will soon be your new best lunch buddy :)

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Greek Chickpea Salad Sandwiches {vegan}


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Sandwich, Gluten Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 7 tablespoons tahini, a little less than 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 heaping cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper or roasted red pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • Bread, gluten free if necessary
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, sprouts, pickles

Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until most chickpeas are mashed. It is ok to leave a few chunks.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until everything is combined. Pile chickpea salad on bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings.

 

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    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Kelly! I hope you get some warm spring weather soon :) It is almost getting a little too hot here!

  1. says

    This chickpea salad looks incredible, Izzy! I’ve wanted to try something like this for such a long time! I saw a recipe on pinterest kind of similar to this, and it’s been on my bucket list ever since. I love the flavors you added in here, sounds perfect!

  2. says

    Yes, yes, Izzy! Mexican and Greek! Love them both, but like you, Mexican is at the top, oh, next to pizza and then… oh, it’s all good! Love this sandwich, Izzy! From the flavors to the ease of it’s prep. This would be fabulous on a picnic, too… it’s that time! Have a beautiful and restful weekend, Izzy!

  3. says

    Love all of the flavors! What a great vegetarian meal!

  4. says

    This sounds like a great combination, I love this chickpea salad Izzy! And the pictures make it even more delicious ! Pinned!

  5. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    These sandwhiches look SOOO good! I love greek food and especially the kalamata olives! I was stoked to find absolutely zero mayo in this salad! Pinned!

  6. says

    I’m seeing some of these sandwiches in my lunch future! I think I might be tempted to add some feta, too, but then obviously they wouldn’t be vegan any more.
    I have a huuuuge pot of tahini in my cupboard that I brought back from Greece that I keep meaning to do something with – I could definitely start with this!

  7. says

    I love the idea of chickpea salad sandwiches!! So much better than tuna or egg salad! Chickpeas are so versatile, you could do all kinds of flavor combos. I’m partial to Greek flavors, so this one sounds especially great!

  8. CR says

    This looks very yumm… However, I’m not crazy about olives; black olives are fine w/some things. So, are the olives a make it or break it, on the flavor?

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you! You can definitely leave out the olives and it will be just as good! You might need to add a little more salt though because the olives do add some salt to the chickpea salad. I hope you enjoy it :)

  9. says

    This looks like my ideal sandwich! I’m just discovering “salad” sandwiches that are completely plant-based and can’t wait to try yours. Greek flavors are my fave!

    • She Likes Food says

      This was the first time I had ever made a sandwich with chickpeas and it is now one of my favorites!! I hope you love this one :)

  10. Tiffany says

    This looks delicious, I am going to make this for dinner tonight, as we are all eager for lighter eating these days! I am in the process of converting myself and my girls to a mostly vegan diet… but it is along road. My oldest, whom is 14…has recently decided she wants to be a vegetarian and work her way toward vegan. I honestly would love to do the same, but struggle finding recipes with enough flavor to substitute for other dishes. I also want to make sure we are being healthy, and receiving the nutrients we need. So, what would be your go to cross over recipes, for those whom have been raised meat eaters for a few decades? Keep in mind I have to please a five year old and a very skeptical husband!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Tiffany! Yah! I hope you and your family enjoys them! It can definitely be hard to migrate to a full vegetarian diet and I imagine even harder to go vegan! I do still eat dairy every once in a while, but try not to eat it too much. Pasta is a favorite at our house and I like to bulk it up by adding lots of fresh vegetables. I also cook with a lot of whole grains and beans so that the food is still filling even though there isn’t any meat. And my favorite secret to flavorful vegetarian dishes is to add lots of spices and fresh herbs! They give so much flavor!

    • Tiffany says

      We had these tonight and they were DELICIOUS!!! It was definitely a bonus that they are healthy, and look gorgeous on the plate! This will become a classic for my family, fresh, bright, and yummy! Thanks again for sharing!

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