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Sliced rosemary chickpea salad sandwiches in a lunch container on a white background

Rosemary Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Here’s a back-to-school-ready lunch idea that’s easy and delicious! 
Course Basics, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine Easy, Healthy, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack


Rosemary Chickpea Salad

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas drained* and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons soy-free vegan mayo
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of garlic powder


  • 2 whole wheat buns or 4 slices of bread
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion or 6 small slices
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced tomato or 6 small slices
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber or 6 small slices
  • 1 cup loosely packed arugula
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard optional


  • For the Rosemary Chickpea Salad: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mash together with a fork until the chickpeas are broken down into smaller chunks (not mushy). Taste and season with more salt, pepper, or garlic powder if desired.
  • For Assembly: If you're eating this sandwich right after making it, I suggest toasting the buns for a nice touch. If you're packing it away for later, do not toast, as they may get stay after being packed.
  • I build this sandwich upside down to help keep it stable! Start with the two bottom One Bun halves, top them with avocado, then red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and arugula. Divide chickpea salad between both stacks, then spread dijon mustard on the remaining buns. Top the stack and serve! If you're packing for later, cut the sandwiches in half with a serrated knife, then place in a container and refrigerate until ready to serve.


* Save the chickpea water AKA aquafaba and use it to make whipped cream!