This easy buffalo chickpea sandwich is the perfect lunch for any kids or adult! Made in under 10 minutes, this sandwich is full of nutrition and plant based protein to keep you full for hours. This buffalo chickpea sandwich can be made gluten free and oil free.
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I absolutely love regular chickpea smash. I eat it on a weekly basis, sometimes twice a week. It is so healthy, and full of plant protein, what could be better? Here is my original recipe. It is such an easy way to keep us all full, and it meal preps well, so that is a bigger plus.
But sometimes you need to spice things up in order to keep things interesting. Especially with something you eat on a regular basis. Despite being a creature of habit, I do get sick of my weekly meals, and I know Gabe does too (when he starts making his own lunches, I know it is time!).
I absolutely love anything with buffalo sauce. In fact, I love it so much that I cannot stop creating recipes with buffalo sauce, like my buffalo mac and cheese and my buffalo cauliflower dip. Heck, I have even made my own buffalo sauce.
So, I think it is fair to say I am a buffalo fanatic. Therfore, adding it to one of my go to lunches as a no brainer.
Why We Love Easy Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich
Healthy- This sandwich is packed full of healthy nutrition, including a lot of fiber! The only *bad* fat included in this recipe is a small amount of mayo, which you can easily swap out!
Protein Packed- This recipe is full of plant based protein. In fact, each serving has over 10 grams of protein in it!
Meal Prep- This recipe is perfect to meal prep with! In fact, I do it all the time. I usually make it on Sunday and eat it throughout the week.
Ingredients For Buffalo Chickpea
I also provide substitutions for you in my FAQ questions and tips section.
How To Make Buffalo Chickpea Smash
This recipe is SO SIMPLE!
Rinse and drain your chickpeas. Place them in a large bowl and mash them. Then, fold in all your additional ingredients until they are well combined.
Serve this smash on alone, on top of a salad, between to pieces of bread, on top of tortillas or my all time favorite - in a wrap!
Tip - If you like your food to have more texture, only smash 50% of the chickpeas.
Don't Miss These Tips
Vegan Buffalo Sauce - Make sure your buffalo sauce does not have buttermilk in it! This is so common with many buffalo sauces on the market. You can make your own with my recipe here!
Storage- You may store this in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Serving- You can serve this with just about anything! Eat it alone, place it on crackers, put it in between some bread or in a wrap! My personal favorite is to place it inside a wrap with lettuce and celery.
FAQ for Easy Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich
Absolutely. It will be just as fine without it, and I do this as well sometimes!
Add an extra tbsp of hot sauce. This will make it firey.
Yes, just make sure to soak and cook them prior to using them.
You may use 1 tbsp more of vegan mayo, or you may use a tbsp of tahini!
No, you can simply omit! I believe it adds a nice little taste, but I also have made this recipe without it.
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Easy Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich
- 1 15 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained
- ½ tbsp vegan mayo optional
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp red onion diced (optional)
- 3 tbsp buffalo sauce
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- Juice from 1 lemon slice approx 1 tsp
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Place your chickpeas into a bowl and mash them with a fork or potato mashed. Continue until 75% of the chickpeas are smashed. If you enjoy more texture in your food, only smash 50%.
- Fold in additional ingredients until they are fully combined.
- Serve alone, on top of salad, in between two pieces of bread, in a wrap or with some pita chips!
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.