Chickpea & Walnut Salad Sandwiches

Chickpea and Walnut Salad Sandwich
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves
8
Serving Size
About 1/2 cup salad, 1 sandwich
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

Chickpea stands in for chicken, offering a plant-based alternative in these hearty sandwiches. With walnuts adding a welcome crunchy texture and dried cranberries for sweetness, these sandwiches satisfy everyone’s cravings. The salad can be eaten on its own, in a sandwich, or as a lettuce wrap to fit any dietary need.

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
0 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
420 cal
Total Fat
17 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.978 g
Monounsaturated Fat
7.252 g
Cholesterol
<5 mg
Sodium
540 mg
Carbohydrates
56 g
Dietary Fiber
13 g
Total Sugars
13 g
Protein
15 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
120 mg
Iron
4 mg
Potassium
620 mg

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

  • 2/3 cup celery, diced

  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, toasted

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 16 slices bread

  • 8 large lettuce leaves

  • 2 firm but ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced

Preparation

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice and syrup in a medium bowl.

  2. Place chickpeas in a food processor and pulse to chop.

  3. Add to bowl with dressing and stir in celery, walnuts, cranberries, parsley and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve between bread slices with lettuce and avocado, or serve as a filling for a lettuce wrap.