This curried chickpea salad sandwich recipe is a fantastic lunch option full of flavor and nutrition that will keep you feeling full all afternoon! It’s perfect for meal prepping as it makes a large enough batch to last all week (for one person).
If you want to switch things up as the week goes on, have the curried chickpea salad on bread, a wrap, with crackers or use it as a dip for veggies to get lots of variety.
Skill: Easy | Time: 20 min | Servings: 6
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Make Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Whole Food Ingredients
When moving to a plant-based or vegan diet, making sandwiches can seem like a challenge. This is especially true if you focus on more whole plant foods as opposed to processed options. Since sandwiches are such an easy and convenient lunch, people often want to make vegan sandwiches that satisfy an appetite as much as non-vegan options.
Non-vegan sandwiches tend to follow the same format: meat, cheese, sauce/ mayo and bread with maybe some vegetables. You could make a vegan sandwich by substituting for the vegan versions of these sandwich ingredients. While vegan deli slices can be tasty, they are a processed food and can also be expensive!
That’s why I love making sandwich fillings like this curried chickpea salad. It’s based around whole foods and packs in tons of flavour and nutrition to satisfy!
Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe for Vegans (No Mayonnaise)
In this curried chickpea salad sandwich recipe you get a double dose of chickpeas! They provide the bulk of the recipe, but I also like to use hummus to make chickpea salad creamy. I do this instead of mayo because hummus has more flavor and still offers some fat like mayo would (hummus is made with oil). Fat is important for feeling satiated with a meal.
Along with chickpeas, there are carrots in this curried chickpea salad sandwich recipe which provide additional bulk along with great nutrition. Carrots are especially high in beta carotene which the body converts into vitamin A. This is a nutrient that may lack in a vegan diet, so aim for a serving of orange vegetables each day!
Other Ways to Make a Chickpea Salad Recipe
If you want additional variety in your vegan sandwich repertoire, check out my recipe for classic chickpea salad sandwiches with no mayo. Both can be great options for lunch and can be served on bread, in wraps, with lettuce wraps or crackers.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please rate and comment below so others benefit from your experience.
More Vegan Lunch Recipes
Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe (No Mayonnaise)
- Can Opener
- Box grater
- Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. Mash them with a potato masher or by pulsing in a food processor.
- Soak the ½ C raisins in ½ C hot water for 5 minutes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the soaking water to the chickpeas (depending on how moist you want the filling to be). Drain away the rest of the water from the raisins and add the raisins to the chickpeas.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients (¾ C shredded carrot, ½ C green onion, ⅔ – ¾ C plain hummus, 2 tbsp curry powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, salt and black pepper to taste). Add enough hummus to get the mixture to a consistency you enjoy.
- Serve the curried chickpea salad in a sandwich, wrap or lettuce leaf.