This was SO GOOD. I have been craving a sandwich to fill the void of an egg salad or tuna salad sandwich, so I decided to make this smashed chickpea salad version, and it turned out beautifully. I will share the recipe as I made it. But I wouldn't hesitate to mix it up. Capers or dill pickles would be nice chopped in, or how about curry powder with raisins and apple? Endless possibilities.
I do love this sandwich exactly as I made it though. I used my home made brown bread, and the sweetness from the bread really worked with all of the other components. The main chickpea mixture tastes bright and fresh with dill, Dijon, apple cider vinegar, minced red onion, celery & vegan mayo and a bit of smoked paprika. I also tucked the tofu cheeze I just made into the sandwich because I had it in the fridge and it's delicious!
I added a few crisp slices of seitan bacon, I found a chunk in my freezer which made me feel like I had won something because I thought I had eaten it all. It is my go to vegan bacon recipe by Gaz Oakley. You could omit it or use a different vegan bacon, but it's worth the effort. It's TASTY on a sandwich. If you do check that recipe out, keep in mind: while it requires effort, you won't have any regrets. It makes a big batch, and you can cut it into chunks and freeze it for later. The trick to cooking it, is thin slices (you'll need a razor sharp knife) and cooking it on low-ish heat in a bit of veg oil so it has time to crisp up a bit without burning. I remember making my mum a toasted tomato sandwich with that bacon and a bit of vegan mayo and she was impressed. It is impressive!! OK I think I've sufficiently made my point about the vegan bacon.
Onto the Sandwich recipe.
This will definitely be a new staple for me. So fresh, healthy & satisfying.
Check out my you tube video recipe here, or the written version below.
Much LOVE xoxox
Smashed Chickpea Salad
Yield: Enough filling for 4 Sandwiches
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