10 Minute Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad Sandwich

I have a confession to make — I’ve been holding back on you guys. Because I’ve had a trusted, go-to recipe that I’ve never shared with you before. But for good reason. It’s SO easy and SO basic I thought you might not be interested in it. Before I go on with the guilt I’m feeling over all this, let me just present to you my 10-Minute Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad Sandwich. Also, if you like vegan sandwiches, be sure to check out my Vegan Tuna-free Salad Sandwich. It’s pretty tasty!

Smashed Chickpea and Sriracha Salad Sandwich is a 10-minute meal that's easy to make and delicious to eat

I’ve been so engrossed in the World Series I haven’t felt like cooking much lately. Well, at least not anything that requires any effort. Because by the time we’re done with work, walking the doggies, ridding the world of crime and germs, it’s just about game time.

So, here’s another confession I have to share with you. I’ve been a life-long Royals fan. I just haven’t watched them much lately. I guess I’m like a lot of baseball fans who loved it as a kid, but only follow their teams now when they get close to making it to October.

I was there at the Royals ticker tape parade in 1985 celebrating their World Series win. I sure was hoping there was going to be a repeat in 2014.

Oh well. I think I’ll just eat my sandwich now.

Smashed Chickpea and Sriracha Salad Sandwiches

To be even more completely honest, my goal as a kid was to be the first female major league baseball player. Seriously.

I was kind of a tomboy. And I had a friend in on the plot too. Every day she and I would play a game we called “Pitch ‘n Catch”. It wasn’t a complicated game. One of us would pretend to pitch like a major leaguer — with a big windup and the leg high in the air and all — and the other one would catch. Ingenious, I know. But, hey, we were kids.

At some point we realized we were missing something pretty crucial in order to make it to the big leagues. The ability to spit. Have you watched major league baseball? Those guys can spit like nobody’s business.

Enjoy these Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Sandwiches in 10 minutes or less or your next one's on the house. But seriously, why would you want Chickpea Salad on your house? It doesn't make any sense at all!


OK. Now that the World Series is over, let’s talk about this sandwich. It’s as easy as rinsing and draining a can of chickpeas, smashing them with a fork, and adding a few ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. I like to add some Sriracha to mine to give it that kick! If you can’t spit, you might as well kick a little.

At least that’s what I say.

I eat this on bread like a sandwich or on a salad too. It’s delicious and filling either way. Chickpeas are loaded with iron, protein, and fiber. These are all things most of us could use a little more of in our diet.

So, next time you’re in a hurry or just wanting an easy, tasty meal, try this Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad. And when you do, be sure to snap a photo and share it with #NamelyMarly on Instagram. It’d make my day!

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Smashed Chickpea and Sriracha Salad Sandwiches
Smashed Chickpea and Sriracha Salad Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Today I'm sharing with you my 10-minute Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad Sandwich. Quick, easy, delicious and healthy — what more could you ask for!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Dairy-free Mayo I used Just Mayo Sriracha for even more kick
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-3 teaspoons Sriracha based on your kick preference
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Optional: Add some chopped red or yellow pepper for color and flavor
  • Assorted greens for toppings
  • 4 buns
  1. Pour the rinsed and drained chickpeas in a lidded bowl. Use a fork to smash the chickpeas. I like to leave some of them whole, and to leave a course texture with the rest of them. You will see chickpea skins in the bowl as well. I leave them in because they don't impact the final outcome and skins are healthy.
  2. Add the dairy-free mayo and stir to distribute it evenly. Sprinkle the top with the onions, garlic powder, and desired amount of Sriracha. Stir to combine. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper based on your preferences. I also like to add some red or yellow chopped peppers at this point for the crunch factor, but only if I have it on hand.
  3. You can eat this all at once by putting a large spoonful (or two) on a bun, topping with additional Sriracha and greens. Store the rest in the fridge in an air-tight container. The flavor will be even better after it has some time to chill out in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Smashed Chickpea and Sriracha Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 655mg 27%
Potassium 182mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 66.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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8 Responses to 10 Minute Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad Sandwich

  1. OMG girl you killed it with this one – these look incredible!

  2. SO glad you shared this – I have everything I need to make this my lunch! and sorry about the Royals

  3. Genius, genius, genius!! I love how simple, tasty and easy this 🙂 The recipe and your pics are just drool-worthy!!

  4. What a creative use for chick peas!

  5. This is something that I can TOTALLY use on the ‘I don’t want to cook’ nights!

  6. I am originally from KC and was at the 1985 parade, too. This WS run reminded me of my experiences back then (I was 22! Where did the time go?). This recipe sounds great! #stayroyal 😉

  7. Yum, Marly. Mr. D will love that. I am totally going to make it. But I am going to add some thinly sliced and chopped red onion.

    • You know, that’s just another reason I love you – thinly sliced red onions is a great idea!


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