Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich

One of my all-time favorite sandwiches is my Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich. If you haven’t tried it, please add it to your “to do” list right now. It is such a great sandwich.

I wanted to make it yesterday for lunch, but we didn’t have any avocados so I decided to switch things up a bit. I created a new smashed chickpea sandwich, a Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich. It has all of the flavors of the traditional Greek salad and boy oh boy is it good!

I am not a mayo fan, so I usually shy away from the traditional salad sandwiches. These smashed chickpea sandwiches are all kinds of awesome though and there is no mayo involved! For this Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich, I smashed chickpeas with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, a splash of lemon juice and red wine vinegar. I added in kalamata olives, red onion, oregano, and cucumbers for crunch.

I placed fresh spinach leaves on a slice of whole wheat bread and spread the Chickpea Greek Salad on top. I finished the sandwich with grape tomatoes and another slice of whole wheat bread. I cut the sandwich in half, thinking that I would only eat half for lunch, but it was so good I devoured the entire sammy! I loved all of the flavors and textures of this sandwich. It is a new favorite!

I have some of the Chickpea Greek Salad filing leftover and I think I will eat it with pita chips today. It would also be good stuffed into a pita pocket. I might have to make this Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich every day! I love it and I think you will too!

Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich

This easy vegetarian smashed chickpea sandwich has all of the flavors of traditional Greek Salad, but in salad sandwich form.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 16 oz can chickpeas or garbanzo beans (I used Bush's Beans)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt I used Chobani
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced kalamata olives pits removed
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat bread slices for sandwich
  • Spinach leaves for sandwich
  • Grape tomatoes or tomato slices for sandwich

Instructions
 

  • 1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place on a paper towel and remove the outer skins. They come off easily by rolling them around on the paper towel. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas, Greek yogurt, and feta cheese together. Add in the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumber, and oregano. Mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 3. Spread chickpea salad on bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings. I like to add fresh spinach leaves and tomatoes. The filling will make 3-4 sandwiches, depending on how thick you layer it on and how big your bread is. Enjoy!
  • Note: You can also eat this salad with pita chips or crackers. It is also good inside of a pita pocket. Serve with gluten-free bread or crackers, if you are eating gluten-free.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I am so loving this sandwich!! It looks so easy and fantastic! Perfect for lunch today! Thank you!!

  2. Looks delicious! I love your avocado sandwich and I love Greek salad. Definitely will be trying this for lunch soon.

  3. What a brilliant idea, and it’s so appetizing looking. The Greek salad has always been my favorite, but what could be better than putting two pieces of bread around it!

  4. I make a batch of your smashed avacado/chick pea spread almost every Sunday for my workday sandwiches and love it! Now this Sunday I will be changing it up thanks to this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  5. This looks so wonderful. Simple and perfect. As a Grekk girl, any Greek inspired food is OK by me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. This looks so terrific! I thought I was being oh-so inventive last spring when I served curried chicken salad sandwiches to some guests for lunch and substituted chickpeas for the chicken in my sandwich. BUT … I didn’t think to smash them, and it was quite awkward to eat! ๐Ÿ™‚ So I made a mental note to mush them up a little next time, and now I’m seeing smashed chickpea sandwiches all over! So smart. Sandwich options for vegetarians can be limited so I’m loving, loving, loving these.

  7. I keep seeing chickpea sandwiches on restaurant menus and have been dying to try making one. Pinning this now ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love the smashed chickpea and avacado salad (have some in the fridge right now) and know I will love this too! Thank you!

  9. This is so similar to what I just had for lunch! I combined 2 leftover salads: a couscous & chickpea salad as well as a cucumber, olive & feta salad! It was great, and I bet it would be even tastier on a sandwich!

  10. From the olives to the cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and even the choice of bread, this sandwich looks awesome! You guys should open a deli with all your great salad and sandwich ideas…and of course there’d be an abundance of sweet cookie and brownie treats to really put the bow on top of the dining experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Last night we went out for dinner and I had this great marinated chickpea and farro salad and now I am craving chickpeas that much more, so this salad must be made soon!

  12. Ah, this was so good! My new favorite meal! I ate it on whole wheat bread, as recommended, but plan to try it in a wrap and on top of a bed of greens. Next time I might add some artichokes, too.

  13. I made this recipe today, and all I can say is WOW! It is so delicious, fresh tasting and addicting! Thanks for sharing it. I will be passing this one along to all who will listen. Keep up the good work.

    1. 5 stars
      Perfect summer sandwich! This recipe was so easy and delicious. Iโ€™ll definitely be making it again.