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!