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Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwich
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For 4 Serving(s)

Spicy Chickpea Salad

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh basil leaves

Pesto Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp purchased or homemade pesto


  • 4 flatbreads
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  1. To make the spicy roasted chickpeas, preheat oven to 400°F. Spread rinsed chickpeas on a clean kitchen towel and rub to dry. Toss chickpeas with olive oil, cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Spread in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. Cool 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine roasted chickpeas, mayonnaise, tomatoes, peppers, basil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise and pesto in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. To assemble the sandwiches, lay 4 flatbreads on a flat surface. Divide the Spicy Chickpea Salad among 2 flatbreads, spreading each with a thick layer. Spread the remaining 2 flatbreads with Pesto Mayonnaise.
  5. Arrange the cucumbers in a single layer on each Chickpea Salad flatbread, then sprinkle with lettuce. Top each with a Pesto Mayonnaise flatbread.
  6. Cut each of the two flatbread in half or into triangles and serve.

Recipe notes

This recipe is courtesy of culinaryhill.com.