Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Vegan)
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This vegan Mediterranean-style chickpea salad sandwich is colorful and bursting with flavor. Topped with a creamy thick tzatziki, pickled red onions and mashed avocado.
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2-3
  • 4-6 slices of bread
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp tahini*
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped (optional)
  • Creamy Vegan Tzatziki (recipe)
  • Red onions (I used pickled)
  • Roma tomatoes
  • ½ English cucumber or 1 Persian cucumber
  • 1-2 avocados
  1. Prepare creamy vegan tzatziki according to directions.
  2. Drain chickpeas, reserving a bit of the water. Microwave drained chickpeas with 2 tsp water for high on 30 seconds. Mash them with a fork, leaving some whole. Add tahini, lemon juice, turmeric, smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, and cumin. Mix everything together well. If it seems too dry, add 1 more tsp of water and mix. Add in chopped scallion and mix through.
  3. Slice all toppings and mash avocado. Toast bread slices if desired and top with mashed avocado, chickpea salad, and toppings of choice. Enjoy!
*For my favorite super smooth, authentic tahini sourced from the Middle East, check out SoCo Tahini!
Recipe by Zen and Zaatar at