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This Strawberry Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich makes a tasty (and portable!) lunch for work, school, or home. Even better? It's quick, easy, and healthy too!

Strawberry Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This Strawberry Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich makes a tasty (and portable!) lunch for work, school, or home. Even better? It's quick, easy, and healthy too!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 316 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 15 oz canned chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1-2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries or add extra!
  • 1/2 cup chopped honey crisp apple
  • 1/4 cup store bought or homemade mayonnaise vegan or regular
  • 1-2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 TBSP unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
  • 3-4 TBSP fresh chopped basil plus extra to taste

FOR THE SANDWICH:

  • bakery croissants or multi-grain sandwich bread
  • spinach, arugula, or romaine lettuce
  • extra basil as desired

SANDWICH SPREAD OPTIONS

  • mustard
  • mayo
  • hummus

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and add them to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork until texture appears flaked, almost like tuna salad. You could also use a food processor as a speedy shortcut - it works GREAT!
  2. Chop your berries. You can use 1/2 cup or extra if desired. Peel apple and chop out 1/2 cup, approx. 1/4 the apple. (scarf the remainder as a snack!)
  3. Add mayo, dijon, yellow mustard, salt, and pepper to your chickpeas. Stir well to coat.
  4. Fold in celery, apples, berries, sunflower seeds, and basil (as much or as little as you'd like) and adjust any ingredients or seasoning to taste.
  5. Pile high on bread with all your sandwich fixings or enjoy as a wrap, with crackers, on a salad, or simply dive into the bowl spoon-first - anything goes!

Recipe Notes

Inspired by The Diva Dish

Love balsamic? Before adding your top slice of bread, drizzle this strawberry chickpea deliciousness with balsamic glaze for a kiss of savory sweetness.

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Values calculated for the chickpea salad itself, adjust as needed with choice of bread, salad, etc...

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.