My favorite sandwich growing up was always tuna salad. I recall the days when my mom would pack it for me in my lunch with crackers so I could make mini tuna cracker sandwiches! When I became a vegetarian nearly eight years ago, I was definitely missing the flavors of this classic sandwich, so I decided to recreate it with chickpeas. It’s great on whole grain buns, or on bread toasted in the oven with melted cheese, or simply as I had it as a child, with crackers. Make a double batch for a week’s worth of make-ahead lunches!
Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
1 can of chickpeas drained, and rinsed
1 Dill pickle diced fine
2 small celery stalks diced fine
1 green onion diced fine
1 ½ - 2 Tablespoons of vegan mayo
1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
Dash of salt, pepper and paprika (to taste)
1. Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until mostly mashed and only small pieces remain.
2. Mix in all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Enjoy on whole wheat buns, or as open-faced sandwiches toasted in the oven with sharp cheddar cheese or as a snack with crackers!
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