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Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a quick and easy  protein packed lunch. 

Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a quick and easy  protein packed lunch. The chickpea salad is inspired by a classic Mexican tuna salad. Instead of using tuna, chickpeas are smashed to created the texture of tuna. #Mexican #recipe #food #vegan #VeganMexican #sandwich #vegetarian #chickpea

This recipe for Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich couldn’t be easier to make. Plus it only takes a few minutes.

The chickpea salad is inspired by a classic Mexican tuna salad. Instead of using tuna, chickpeas are smashed to created the texture of tuna.

To the smashed chickpeas, a fresh diced tomato, a little white onion, lime juice and cilantro are added.

The chickpea salad is inspired by a classic Mexican tuna salad. Instead of using tuna, chickpeas are smashed to created the texture of tuna. Perfect for a quick and easy lunch! #lunch #recipes #food #Mexican #vegan #VeganMexican #easyrecipes #sandwich #chickpea

The cilantro is completely optional; I just love adding fresh herbs to brighten up recipes.

I just use a little bit of vegan mayo for the salad. For this salad I like to use a chipotle mayo. I love the spicy kick of the chipotles I used to be able to find a vegan chipotle mayo, but it seems that they have stopped making it.

To make a homemade chipotle mayo, simple take some vegan mayo and add in about a teaspoon of the chipotle sauce from canned chipotles in adobo into the mayo and mix together.

The chickpea salad is inspired by a classic Mexican tuna salad. Instead of using tuna, chickpeas are smashed to created the texture of tuna. Great for an easy lunch! #vegan #recipes #Mexican #Salad #Sandwich

The chipotle sauce adds a little kick to the chickpea salad which I just love.

You can serve the chickpea salad right away, or you can chill the salad in for fridge for 20-30 minutes fore serving. I prefer the chickpea salads to be cold. This is a great recipe to meal prep too!

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I like to serve this salad on toasted bread with some lettuce for some added greens.

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Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Mexican Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a quick and easy protein packed lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 Ounce Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegan Mayo
  • 1 Roma Tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons White Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro, optional
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Bread or Tostadas for serving

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the chickpea. Using a fork, mash the chickpeas.
  2. In a small bowl mix the vegan mayo and chipotle sauce.
  3. Add the diced tomato, onion, cilantro if using, lime juice and mayo. Mix until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Serve right away or chill in the fridge or a cold salad.
  5. Serve on bread or a tostada.

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Happy Cooking!
Jeni

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