This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch!
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword: vegan chickpea salad sandwich, vegan sandwich with chickpeas
Author: Vegan Richa
15ozcan chickpeas or 1.5 cups cooked
1/4cupchopped red bell pepper
1/4cupfinely chopped red onion
For the sauce:
3tablespoonshot saucesuch as Frank’s
1-2teaspoonswhite vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2teaspoonsoil or melted vegan butter
For the slaw:
2cupsof finely chopped cabbage or you can also use lettuce
In a bowl, add the chickpeas and mash until most of the chickpeas are mashed but there's still some texture.
Add in the bell pepper, celery, and onion and mix well.
In a bowl, mix the sauce ingredients until well combined.
Then add sauce to the chickpea mixture along with salt and garlic powder and toss well. Taste and adjust salt and heat. If you like more heat, you can add more hot sauce or you can add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne.
To make the slaw, add the slaw ingredients to a bowl and toss well. Taste and adjust by adding more ranch if needed.
Assemble by placing some greens like baby spinach or some peppery greens on one bread slice.
Then add a good helping of the chickpea mash then top it with the slaw and add another bread slice.
Nutritional values: for one sandwich, does not include bread
To make vegan ranch: blend 1/4 cup raw cashews,1/4 cup water, dash of salt pepper parsley thyme, 1/4 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder,dill, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar,2 tsp nutritional yeast
Add some sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts or pecans to the chickpea filling for some extra crunch
Not huge on chickpeas? You can use other cooked beans such as navy beans, white northern or cannellini.
Choose gluten-free bread or serve the chickpea salad in lettuce cups to make this gluten-free.