Lemon & Spice Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Lemon & Spice Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Looking for a way to shake up your lunchtime routine – and better yet, an easy way? Chickpea salad is easy on the budget, and can be dressed up several different ways. You’ll find many variations on this flavorful sandwich filling.
Course Appetizers, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 plum tomato diced
  • 1 lemon zest & juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • Bread of choice for 4 sandwiches


  • Drain the chickpeas well, and add them to a large bowl.
  • Using the back of a fork, smash the chickpeas to the desired texture—larger or smaller chunks.
  • Chop the red onion and plum tomato to a similar size, and add to the chickpeas, along with the lemon zest. Stir to blend.
  • In a small bowl, add the tahini, lemon juice, curry powder and Cayenne pepper. Stir to combine, and then add salt to taste.
  • Assemble the sandwiches with a slice of lettuce, cucumbers, and the chickpea salad.
  • Alternatively, you can chop the cucumber and add them to the salad before assembling the sandwiches.


* 3 cups cooked chickpeas should be 2 cans, drained.
* Variation: Substitute 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh dill for the curry powder and Cayenne.
Keyword chickpeas, Lemons
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