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Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Lunch


A real sandwich shouldn’t leave you hungry. Enter this smashed chickpea sandwich flavored with dill, pickled relish and smoked paprika. I’d also recommend throwing in a little spice to kick it up a notch, but totally optional. 


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup hummus
  • 1 tbsp pickled relish
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 6 slices whole grain bread
  • Additional tomato, greens, and sandwich condiments of choice


  1. In a medium size bowl, mash up chickpeas lightly using the back of a fork or a potato masher. 
  2. To chickpeas add in all seasonings, relish and dill then give a good even mix using a spoon. 
  3. Add in hummus to mixture and give another good stir to evenly combine. If mixture appears a little dry or doesn’t clump well together, add in another spoonful of hummus. 
  4. Take bread, smear some condiments on top then assemble sandwich as desired, layering greens, chickpea mixture and additional veggies to help add more texture. 


  • As a side note, if using canned chickpeas, to help reduce sodium give the beans a good rinse before beginning this recipe.
  • If cooking up beans fresh, you can use 1 3/4 cup beans to replace the canned beans used in this recipe. 
  • Some other things you can add to this chickpea salad include chopped celery and red or green onion.