roasted garlic chickpea salad sandwich

by Kristina Sloggett

in Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, recipes, snacks, Vegan

roasted garlic chickpea salad sandwich

Yaaay for an extended weekend, yaaay!

Jason was out of town all week last week, flying back home late Thursday night. He took Friday off and we spent the day together, then hosted a small Valentines Day party with 12 of our favorite people at a private karaoke room place. SO fun.

My brother and I capped off the evening by singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Glorious.

Jason is off work today, so I am taking the day off too. We have some fun planned, but first I had to share this sandwich for Meatless Monday. It is raisins week, and really the only way I eat them? Is in this faux chicken salad kind of thing, and in oatmeal cookies.

Oh so good in oatmeal cookies – I need to make some.

This salad is an updated version of our favorite Curry Chikn Salad. I have been enjoying the new-to-me Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise from Vegenaise… on pretty much everything.

Since this mayonnaise is so flavorful, this recipe is simple – five ingredients total and so quick to make. I recommend you make ahead of time and stick it in the fridge to marry. You know, flavors marry. I always thought that was a weird thing to say, but it is exactly what is going on here. Even an hour or so makes a difference.


garlic chickpea salad sandwich

roasted garlic chickpea salad

YIELD: ~3 cups

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan


1 stalk celery, chopped fine
1/3 cup raisins, chopped
2/3 cup raw cashews, chopped

~2 cups (15 ounces) cooked chickpeas, peeled
2-3 tablespoons Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
sea salt, to taste 


Chop celery, raisins and cashews. Combine with chickpeas and mayo, mashing chickpeas slightly as you fold together. Salt to taste, cover and let cool in refrigerator, at least an hour, allowing the flavors to blend.

Make into a sandwich or serve over salad.

roasted garlic chickpea salad

Did you have a fun Valentines weekend? Do you sing karaoke? 


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I shared this recipe with Healthy Vegan Fridays.


{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 17, 2014 at 4:49 am

Enjoy your day off friend! Sounds like you guys had a perfect valentines weekend! The kids are in school today to make up their missed days from a couple of months ago, so it is business as usual here. I have really enjoyed them being home. Makes me sad when I have to take them to school. I think I’m the only parent that ever says that…


2 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm

aw, I know! you guys are a special and rare breed, though – you want those awesome kids around all the time! XXO


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

Oh how fun, love the idea of a Valentine’s Day Party. Hope you enjoy your day off! This recipe sounds fantastic!


4 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

the Valentines party was SO fun – we were surprised to have so many YES replies to the invite on Valentines :)


5 Heather @ Better With Veggies February 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

Oh girl – this looks perfect! Can I say I’ve never had raisins in a “salad” sandwich like this? I’m loving the idea though. And I’m wondering what it would taste like on cinnamon raisin ezekiel bread. Hmmm… :)


6 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

oh I bet that would be GOOD.


7 Xiomara @ Parkesdale February 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

My girls and I love vegenaise. I haven’t seen the garlic one at our store. I bet its delicious. And I think I might try to make these pretty soon. Thanks for sharing!


8 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

the roasted garlic is VERY good! if you cannot find it, adding some actual roasted garlic would work too!


9 Bianca- Vegan Crunk February 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I love that roasted garlic vegenaise. I might be a veganaise hoarder actually….I keep buying and stashing all the flavored ones. I have a problem….


10 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

ha! I am too – seriously. I love the roasted garlic and the chipotle… Mmm. I have several different flavors going on right now, I share your problem.


11 Crissie February 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I was traumatized by raisins as a kid. Meaning my Dad, who under the mistaken impression that I liked them, put them in everything. And I didn’t have the heart to tell him, so I choked them down.

Fast forward to 40, and I’m just starting to eat them in cookies. But this sammich…looks awesome. I bet I could enjoy raisins in this!


12 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

aww, sweet of him though :) well, this salad is good without the raisins too – you could make it and add raisins to a small portion, then if you don’t like it, add PICKLES to the rest! 😀


13 lynn @ the actor's diet February 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm

oh yum. YUM. I love me a sandwich w vegenaise and raisins!


14 Kristina Sloggett February 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

thanks, Lynn! and … ME TOO!


15 Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts February 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Ah, one of my languages of love … chickpeas! Too bad Mr. GFE is not a fan. LOL This is my kind of sandwich although I’d have to skip the raisins (ironically, Mr. GFE loves those!). Yay for having time off together and hosting a Valentine’s Day party! This was our off year for our V Day party, so we went away for a long weekend. So much fun and beautiful scenery with all the snow we’ve had in our state. :-)



16 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Ohhhh… as a chicken lover, I really want to try this chickpea version. But I don’t like raisins. I’m thinking with grapes… or apple! Either way, needs to happen soon.


17 Mary@Mary's Test Kitchen February 18, 2014 at 7:21 am

This looks freaking GREAT! I might try the same with black beans as I’m out of chickpeas atm….


18 Jared February 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Kristina, the new vegenaise flavors are my favorite! I am a huge fan of chipotle but this sounds like a perfect use for the roasted garlic. Thank you!!


19 natalie@thesweetslife February 20, 2014 at 9:13 am

this is totally my kind of sandwich, and i love how easy it would be to prep…i’m all about easy meals lately!


20 Zsu Dever February 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I haven’t see the roasted garlic vegenaise in stores, yet, but now I’ll be keeping an eye out. The sandwich looks awesome!

Zsu @ Zsu’s Vegan Pantry


21 Anna February 24, 2014 at 7:30 am

I have yet to make a vegan chickpea salad! I like the idea of subbing pickles for the raisins, that is much more my flavor style. I have never tried vegenaise, I don’t know what is wrong w/me! I will have to pick some up next time I go to the store because this sandwich looks delicious!

Thanks for sharing on Healthy Vegan Fridays!


22 Adriana Martin March 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

This sounds like a very tasty sandwich love your recipes always so out of the box bringing new ideas.


23 Kristina Sloggett March 3, 2015 at 8:48 am

thank you Adriana – I rarely do anything ‘normal’ so that is very good to hear!


24 Kelly @ TastingPage March 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm

I love all of the ingredients in here, but never would have thought to put them together…until now. Thanks for sharing!


25 Kristina Sloggett March 3, 2015 at 8:48 am

thank you Kelly, and you are so welcome!


26 Arman @ thebigmansworld March 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

You, my friend, have changed my mind- You’ve actually got me excited for Vegan month. I may or may not be considering moving in to your place for it. Shhh. Mainly because the vegan options we have here… Australia.


27 Kristina Sloggett March 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

fantastic! see? I am extremely lucky here in Portland, where vegans are as common as strip clubs (the most per capita, Portland is proud to have that distinction), and there is a vegan restaurant on nearly every corner. okay, not exactly, but there are many. but if you have access to a good amount of fresh food, you are limited only by your creativity – and I already know you are creative, so you will be FINE! just fine! I am looking forward to seeing what you do!

but sure, come on over!


28 Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) March 3, 2015 at 6:42 am

What a great twist! It’s kind of like egg salad (which I love), but the addition of chickpeas is genius! I love them. The meaty texture is such a great substitution in so many dishes. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks!


29 Kristina Sloggett March 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

thanks Dee Dee – I hope you love it! cheers!


30 Alisa @ Go Dairy Free March 3, 2015 at 7:29 am

I LOVE chickpea salad, and am going to have to try your version – cashews are also a fav. I usually enjoy a big scoop on salad :)


31 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Looks so yummy! Creamy cashews and the bite of raisins is perfect!


32 Kristina Sloggett March 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

thanks Rebecca! I rarely like raisins – this and cookies are about it! 😉


33 Kristen March 4, 2015 at 2:54 am

This is the second time I have seen a chickpea salad type sandwich in as many weeks….I think something is telling me I need to try this! It sounds SO good! I especially like the raisins in your version.


34 Kristina Sloggett March 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

it is a SIGN, Kristen! :)


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