Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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Makes servings

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas

1 clove garlic

1 celery stalk

2 green onions

3 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

salt and pepper, to taste

8 slices crusty bread

Kids will have fun mashing the chickpeas for this meatless spin on a chicken salad. Try topping the chickpeas with bell peppers, olives or tomatoes for an even tastier sandwich. This recipe was created by Patricia of Grab a Plate, for Kids Cook Monday, an organization that promotes healthy eating by encouraging families to cook together every Monday night.


1. Dice the garlic and celery stalk. Slice the green onions thinly.

2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Transfer to a medium bowl and mash using a fork.

3. Add the diced garlic, celery, green onions, mayonnaise and mustard to the bowl, taking care to mix to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed. Season the chickpea mixture with the cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Spread equal amounts chickpea salad on 4 slices of the bread, top with veggies if desired, close each sandwich with the remaining bread and enjoy!

Per Serving:

Calories: 519

Carbohydrates: 100 g

Protein: 21 g

Fiber: 8 g