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Chickpea Tahini Salad Sandwich

Amazing Chickpea Tahini Salad Sandwich. Summery, crunchy and refreshing Chickpea Salad with pecans, celery, onion, tahini and shawarma spice! Serve in lettuce wraps or sandwiches. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made nut-free Gluten-free
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, fusion
Keyword: chickpea salad sandwich, chickpea tahini salad sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 15 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained, or 1.5 cups cooked
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp shawarma spice blend
  • zest and juice of half a lime
  • Lettuce or spinach
  • sliced onions
  • sliced tomatoes juicy tomatoes are best to add moisture to the sandwich
  • Bread Slices for sandwich or lettuce for lettuce wraps


  • Add chickpeas and tahini to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher and mix in. Add 1-2 tbsp water if needed for mashing.
  • Toast the pecans on a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 mins. Add to the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor with salt, lime juice, herbs (add parsley or dill). Add a few tbsp of water if needed to adjust consistency(moisture content varies in chickpeas and tahini). Chill (optional) for an hour.
  • Toast the breads if needed. Then layer greens, the chickpea salad, sliced onion or tomato.
  • For additional moisture, spread some hummus on the breads or other dressings of choice.
    To Store: Refrigerate just the chickpea salad in a covered container for upto 3 days.
    For Nut-free: Use toasted sunflower seeds
    For Gluten-free: Serve the salad without bread or in lettuce cups.


Optional adds in variation:
Grated carrots, dried cranberries, other spice blends of choice. 
Omit shawarma and Add in 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp dried dill.
For Nut-free: Use toasted sunflower seeds
For Gluten-free: Serve the salad without bread or in lettuce cups
Nutrition is for 1 serve of the chickpea salad , does not include bread


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg