Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches (1 1/2 cups chickpea salad)
This vegetarian riff on a classic chicken salad sandwich is both satisfying and loaded with flavor, thanks to the tangy lemon juice, stone-ground mustard and fresh herbs. We added a sprinkle of roasted pepitas and a handful of hearty baby kale for texture and crunch. Serve on toasted whole wheat bread or with vegetables and crackers for a wholesome meal.



  1. Mash the chickpeas, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, capers, mustard, turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until the chickpeas are crushed and the salad is slightly chunky. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Spread the salad onto 2 slices of the bread, top with the pepitas and baby kale and then sandwich with the remaining 2 slices bread. Serve immediately.