Thursday, February 11, 2010

Easy, Cheap and Quick Garbanzo Bean Sandwich

This sandwhich is kind of like a tuna salad sandwich in a way because you make the garbanzo beans into a spread that slightly resembles it. The bread I used in the picture are these little flat multi-grain "Sandwich Thins" that I found at the regular grocery store. They aren't too bad. I prefer fresh local bread but these were cool.

1 can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup veganaise
squirt of mustard (I used brown spicy)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
2 tablespoons relish or chopped dill pickle
salt and pepper to taste
You could also add celery, chopped red onion, black olives, dill, etc

Use a potato masher or a fork and smash the drained beans until smooth, leaving some beans unsmashed for texture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and add more seasoning as desired.

Put a little more veganaise on both sides of bread. Put sliced tomato, lettuce, sprouts, avocado as desired.


  1. That's a great idea.....I love tuna salad, but have mixed feelings about it anymore. This is a great way to still have the salad sand. Since Garbanzos seem really firm, it would seem that they would be difficult to mash. I'll try this, for sure. Sounds good.....thank you so much and keep up the good work!

  2. Hi again....I just cut and pasted these recipes and printed them out for sending to Oma. She'll love trying some of these, I know it! Thanks again....

  3. The Garbanzo beans are not that difficult to mash. You'll see when you try it.