Dinner/Mains

August 4, 2021

Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

After more than a year of schooling and working from home, I was feeling stuck in a lunchtime rut. I often eat leftovers for lunch, but sometimes a good sandwich just hits the spot. These Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches definitely put a new twist on lunch the past couple months, and I’ve really been enjoying them!

I based this recipe on my basic tuna salad, which includes mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and a little bit of dijon mustard. Instead of tuna though, I mashed one can of drained and rinsed chickpeas as the base. And because everything bagel seasoning makes everything better, I added a good amount of seasoning for extra flavor. Served on grainy bread with greens and thinly sliced cucumbers, this sandwich is far better than one you can get at any sandwich chain (and you know what’s in it!).

This recipe makes at least three good portions, and keeps very well for a few days in the refrigerator, so it’s a great make-ahead recipe for easy weekday lunches. I’ve been enjoying not just as a sandwich, but also spread on crackers and veggies, too. If you use vegan mayonnaise in place of regular mayonnaise, it’s fully vegan - easy to adapt! Try this new twist on your next lunchtime sandwich!

Ingredients assembled for Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
Assemble your ingredients.

Mashed chickpeas in a glass mixing bowl
Use a fork to mash the drained, rinsed chickpeas - I like to leave a few large pieces of chickpeas, but no whole ones.

Mixing up the Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad
Add mayonnaise, relish, mustard, everything bagel seasoning, and pepper to the chickpeas, and mix until everything is well incorporated.

Assembling Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with bread, sliced cucumbers, and spinach leaves
Build your sandwich - spread the chickpea salad on one slice of whole-grain bread, top with thinly sliced cucumbers and greens, your second piece of bread, then slice and enjoy!


Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwich sliced in half served on parchment paper
Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are great for make-ahead lunches!



Original publication date: May 10, 2021

Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

I often eat leftovers for lunch, but sometimes a good sandwich just hits the spot, like these Everything Bagel Chickpea Salad Sandwiches.

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

14 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup mayonnaise (can substitute vegan mayonnaise)

3 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish

2 tsp. prepared dijon mustard

2 Tbsp. everything bagel seasoning

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


For serving:  Sliced whole-grain or sprouted-grain sandwich bread

Lettuce or greens (such as baby spinach, arugula, or microgreens)

Thinly sliced cucumber

Instructions

  1. Place the drained, rinsed chickpea in a medium mixing bowl. Smash the chickpeas using a fork, until just a few large pieces of chickpea remain.
  2. Add mayonnaise, relish, mustard, everything bagel seasoning, and black pepper, and stir well to combine.
  3. To assemble the sandwiches, place 1/4 to 1/3 of the chickpea salad mixture on a slice of bread. Top with sliced cucumber and greens, and a second slice of bread.
  4. Serve with your favorite lunch additions, such as chips and fruit, and enjoy!
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May 24, 2022
Elizabeth
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!