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Vegan Baba Ghanoush and Chickpea Sandwich

Pair baba ghanoush and roasted chickpeas with sweet-and-savory maple tahini sauce and zippy pickled onions. A vegan sandwich that is filling and satisfying!


Single Burner


Very Easy

Picture of baba ganoush and chickpea sandwich.

It's hard to find a vegan sandwich recipe that is very filling. That's why we enjoy this sandwich when we have leftover baba ghanoush (or rather, mutabal). Turning it into a chickpea sandwich makes it way more satisfying and also stretches the baba ghanoush, making the whole recipe more affordable.

This is a great way to remix leftover chickpeas or baba ghanoush!

It is so easy and fast to put together that it is great for a busy weekend lunch! You can pair it easily with chips, leftover roasted veggies, or sliced raw veggies.

Prepare the ingredients.

Make the pickled onions: Slice the red onion into strips. Put it into a small bowl and add 4 Tbs red wine vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt. Mix it together and let sit for at least 10 minutes, mixing again halfway through.

Make the toasted chickpeas: Heat a pan over medium heat and add the oil. After the oil is hot add 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained or 1 3/4 cups cooked, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until hot through. About 5-10 minutes.

Picture of all of the ingredients for this vegan sandwich.

Gather the ingredients.

Picture of the sandwich with baba ganoush added.

For each sandwich use 2 slices of good bread. Spread one slice with 3 Tbs baba ghanoush (store-bought or home-made).

Picture of the sandwich with chickpeas and the maple tahini dip added.

On top of the baba ghanoush put 1/4 cup toasted chickpeas on each sandwich. Spread 1 or 2 Tbs maple tahini dip on the other slice of bread.

Picture of the sandwich with the pickled onions and other veggies added.

Add however many quick pickled red onions, slices of cucumber, and leaves of lettuce are desired.

Final picture of the chickpea sandwich paired with pretzel sticks.

Assemble and enjoy!

How can I serve this?

This sandwich can be served the same way as other sandwiches, with a nice side! Here are some ideas:

  • pretzels

  • chips

  • sliced veggies and dip (such as Tzatziki)

  • French fries

  • roasted veggies

  • dried fruit

  • etc!


This sandwich doesn't keep long, so it is best to eat it shortly after assembly.

Can I freeze it? Freezing is not recommended.

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