Chickpea Salad Sandwich Spread Recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Sandwich Spread, Appetizer or Snack

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Enjoy yummy gluten free vegan chickpea salad in vegetarian sandwich recipes or as an easy appetizer or snack, with or without chips or crackers.

We love chickpea salad as a taco filling. Or serve it as a side with steamed veggies and rice for a super fast meal. Or eat this satisfying spread straight out of the container for a midnight snack.

Dulse flakes or fresh dill kick the flavor of this spread WAY up!

Total prep time: 20 Minutes

8 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 56g: 84 cal, 13g carbs, 2g fat, 69mg sodium, 3g fiber, 4g protein, 2g sugars, low Cholesterol, good source Vit K, Folate, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 5


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas, well drained
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped dill pickle (from 1 or 2 baby dills)
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp vegan mayo (start with 3)
  • 1 Tbsp pickle juice or lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp mellow white miso or 1.5 tsp soy sauce if you don't have miso
  • Optional: 1 tsp dulse flakes
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill
  • Salt & pepper to taste


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  1. Mash chickpeas coarsely by hand. The mixture should be lumpy, not smooth, but all the chickpeas should be broken up
  2. Finely chop celery and dill pickle
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, adding more mayo or seasoning as needed
  4. Store covered in the refrigerator. The spread will absorb moisture and firm up as it chills.

Recipe Tips:

Exact quantities aren't important in this recipe. If you're using canned chickpeas and don't want leftover beans, just use them all, and add a little more of the other ingredients in proportion and to your taste.

Pickle juice is simply the liquid from the pickle jar. It has a nice bite to it.

Dulse flakes add a bit of ocean flavor, reminiscent of tuna salad, plus they're a great source of iodine and other minerals. If you don't care for seaweed, just leave it out. Or substitute fresh dill, which I like just as much.

Mello white miso is a wonderfully useful ingredient because of it's mild cheesy salty taste and sticky pasty texture, but if you don't have it on hand and don't want to run out and buy some, use 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or just add extra salt.

Recipe Comments:

Made your Chickpea Salad Sandwich Spread for a bunch of girlfriends for lunch. It was the hit of the party! So easy and SOOOOOO delicious! My forever tuna substitute! - Wynn C.

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