Coronation chickpea sandwich

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Try this delicious sandwich filling on toast or even on its own as an easy snack!


  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and smashed
  • 1 mug celery, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsps fresh herbs, e.g. parsley, basil.  Finely chopped
  • 1/2 mug diced gherkins/pickles
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayo


  1. Drain chickpeas and place in a large bowl (retain the chickpea water for step 2) and mash well - you can use a potato masher, or the bottom of a jar to smash them.
  2. Blend the chickpea water until stiff peaks have formed. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Combine with the mashed chickpeas.
  3. Add the celery, gherkins, red onion, crushed garlic, and paprika to the chickpeas and stir through.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Add more paprika or salt & pepper, or lemon juice to your taste.
  5. Serve as a sandwich filling with lettuce, tomatoes or other fresh salad ingredients or alternatively, serve as a side to a salad. It tastes great on toast too!

Recipe credit to Sustainable Kitchen

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