roasted garlic chickpea salad sandwich

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? 


Visit Heather to see more Meatless Monday queso creations:


I shared this recipe with Healthy Vegan Fridays.



  1. says

    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…

    • Kristina Sloggett says

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

    • Kristina Sloggett says

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

    • Kristina Sloggett says

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

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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.

  2. says

    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!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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! 😀

  3. says

    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. :-)


  4. says

    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!!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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.

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