Grilled Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 24, 2023
When my mother comes to visit, she enjoys a good old-fashioned chicken salad sandwich. As a vegetarian, I make chickpea salad sandwiches all the time and finally had the guts to make one for her. After some hesitation, she tasted it and was instantly hooked! —Dannika Stevenson, Akron, Ohio
Grilled Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (16 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 sweet pickles, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices multigrain bread


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients. Place cheese slices on 4 bread slices; top with chickpea mixture and remaining bread. Preheat panini maker or indoor electric grill. Cook sandwiches, covered, until bread is browned and cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • To make this recipe vegan friendly, use vegan cheese and mayonnaise.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 370 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 9g fiber), 17g protein.