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Chickpea "Egg" Salad Sandwiches -

Classic Chickpea "Egg" Salad Sandwiches

  • Author: Brittany at
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sandwich, Dip
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Go for the classic vegan "egg" salad sandwich by pairing a thick layer of this chickpea salad with leaf lettuce and white or 60% whole wheat bread. Paper bag lunch perfection.


  • 1 540 ml/19 fl. oz. can chickpeas + juice from can
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced or roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp baby dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 can of chickpeas + juice from can, chopped garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Microwave for 10 minutes. Chill.
  2. After chilling, drain and if desired, pick out any obvious garlic bits (if you love garlic, feel free to leave it in there!)
  3. In a food processor, pulse chickpeas until about 1/3 of the mixture is chunky and about 1/3 is really smooth (the remaining 1/3 should be somewhere in between.) For the perfect texture, allow the processor to unevenly break down the chickpeas - do not mix or scrape the sides of your processor while you process the chickpeas.
  4. In a bowl, combine the mashed chickpeas, celery, green onion, pickles, dill, lemon juice, vegan mayo, sriracha, turmeric, paprika, breadcrumbs and black pepper. Chill for 10 minutes before assembling your sandwiches. I recommend putting approx. 1/3 cup filling per sandwich.


For optimal "egg-y" flavour, use "Kala Namak"/black salt in place of table salt in this recipe. Black salt is a great vegan pantry staple that adds a delicious light sulphurous (or "egg-y") flavour to egg-less quiches, scrambles, and salad sandwiches.