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5 Minute Chickpea Salad Sandwich [Oil Free]

Chickpea Salad Sandwich with tomato, pickle, and baby spinach

Grab some napkins and dig right in to this creamy, flavourful, absolutely delicious chickpea salad sandwich. So easy to make, using only 10 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make from start to finish! This simple sandwich is packed with flavour and uses only wholesome plant based ingredients. Plus, it’s oil free and gluten free.

How to make this chickpea salad sandwich

Simple! Open a can of chickpeas and drain them, but reserve its liquid, otherwise known as aquafaba. Aquafaba is a magical ingredient, really, especially for vegans. It has so many practical functions. It works well as an egg substitute for baked goods, or it can be used to make vegan mayonnaise. I’m using it here to make creamy chickpea salad that somewhat resembles egg salad. For all of you with egg allergies or who simply choose not to eat eggs, this recipe is for you!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich cut in half and stacked on an angle

Next, you will add all your ingredients (except the bread) to a food processor and pulse several times. If you don’t have black salt, you may use whatever salt you typically use. However, I do highly recommend the black salt for this recipe, as it tends to give the chickpea salad sandwich a more “egg salad” sandwich flavour.

You want the mixture well combined, but still containing some chunks and texture. So make sure not to over process. When you’ve reached your desired consistency, grab your sliced bread and make a sandwich with any of your favourite sandwich toppings. I went for tomato slices, baby spinach and sliced pickles. The pickles combined with the dill flavour in the salad itself is just YUM! See for yourself! Give this recipe a try, and as usual, I’d love to hear what you think.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich cut in half and stacked on top of each other

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with tomato, pickle, and baby spinach

5 Minute Chickpea Salad Sandwich [Oil Free]

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Chickpea salad sandwich ready in 5 minutes flat, and made using wholesome ingredients to mimic your favourite egg salad sandwich.
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  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas drained & liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba liquid from chickpea can
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch sea salt
  • 6 slices gluten free toast bread or bread of choice


  • Add all your ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined, but still chunky. Don't over process, leave a little texture.
  • Serve on your favourite bread with tomato slices, pickles, and baby spinach if desired.


Nutritional information includes 2 slices of gluten free toast bread and one third of the chickpea salad. Additional toppings are not included in the calculation.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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  1. Jillian

    5 stars
    I enjoyed this chickpea salad tonight without bread and it was so dill-Icious β€” I really enjoyed the dill spice flavour in it!! Next time, I’ll add some chopped lettuce or spinach and diced tomatoes and pickles so I can enjoy all the flavourings of the sandwich without the bread. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    • rosa

      Hi David, thanks so much for your question! You only want 1/2 cup worth of the chickpea liquid in your food processor. (Not more). That is why you should drain it first (reserving the liquid) and use 1/2 cup for this recipe. You may discard the rest. Hope that clears things up. πŸ™‚

    • rosa

      Hi Jacqueline, I only recently learned about this magical and versatile ingredient aquafaba. Hope you enjoy this sandwich!

  2. Tara

    5 stars
    I’ve been trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into my diet, and it’s easiest to do at lunchtime. This is perfect!

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