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Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Liesl Standish Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe Vegan Run Tri Bike Magazine

Last month, we brought you a recipe from Elizabeth that was a curry broccoli chickpea salad. Today, we are continuing the theme of chickpea salad, but instead of in a bowl, this is going onto a sandwich. When you’re reading the recipe it may seem like a tuna salad sandwich and it should but it’s been altered for a vegetarian or vegan diet. If you are not following a plant-based diet, but want to incorporate more plant-based options in your meal planning, this is the recipe for you.

This recipe for chickpea salad sandwich is brought to you by Liesl Standish who is a mom and ultra-runner. She also runs the 100% vegan baked goods business, Liesls’ Sweets and Treats.

Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Serves: 4-6 Servings

  • (2) 15 oz cans of chickpeas or 3 cups cooked (drained/rinsed)
  • (2) stalks of celery diced
  • (1) cup carrots diced or shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • Bread of choice (see note)
  1. In a medium bowl mash the drained chickpeas or put in a food processor/high speed blender and pulse a few times until you get the right consistency.
  2. Pour into medium bowl if using a blender.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Options to serve it on: toasted bread, pita bread, wrap, lettuce leaves, etc.
    Note: The aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas) can be used as an egg substitute in baked goods so I usually save mine and use it for baking.
Fueling an athlete’s lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated and time consuming. This recipe is quick, easy, tasty and based on ingredients that are in kitchen already.
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Leisl Standish Run Tri Bike Contributor Recipes Vegan Ultra Runner Mother

I'm a plant-based ultra mother runner of 3 kids and 3 furbabies (2 dogs and 1 cat). I love running, yoga and spending as much time as I can outdoors. When I'm not running I love cooking, baking, reading when I can and traveling with my family.