Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich Filling

almond butter dairy free gluten free meal prep nut butters vegan

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Looking for a quick and easy, yet delicious and healthy lunch? This is a great option!

A vegetarian sandwich filled with plant-protein, healthy fats and loads of fiber.

You can do some meal prep ahead of time to have lunch ready for the entire week. Make a big batch of the sandwich filling, have some tomato, avocado and lettuce cut up ahead of time and serve with bread or wrap of choice for a yummy and quick lunch. Enjoy! 

INGREDIENTS

For sandwich filling

  • 3 oz. baby carrots (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 rib celery cut into 3-4 pieces
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup vegan garlic almond mayo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon or spicy mustard
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill* (finely chopped)
  • 1 healthy pinch each salt and pepper (to taste) 

For garlic almond mayo sauce

  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½-¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice, fresh 

To serve

  • Bread (gluten-free for GF eaters) and/or wraps of choice
  • Sliced avocado, onion, tomato, and or lettuce (optional -for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Start by making the vegan garlic almond sauce.
    • Place almond and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 12-13 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • Add garlic, water, vegetable oil, and lemon juice and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Place the carrots, celery and red onion into the NutraMilk and press ¨Mix¨ for a minute or less veggies are mostly finely chopped; a few larger pieces won’t make a difference.

  • Add chickpeas to the NutraMilk, along with the garlic almond sauce, mustard and seasoning. Mix for just a few seconds until the chickpeas are in pieces and all is combined.
  • Serve in a wrap or bread with tomato, lettuce and avocado. Enjoy!



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