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Pomegranate Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

This pomegranate chickpea salad recipe makes a fantastic and flavorful lunch or dinner! A hearty and plant-based alternative to chicken salad.  

This plant-protein sandwich is packed with flavor, and has quite a crunch from pomegranate seeds and vibrant vegetables!

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This creamy chickpea salad with pomegranate seeds is a fantastic plant-based filling lunch or dinner!  I absolutely love smashed chickpea salad, but wanted to give this recipe an update by using pomegranates for a bright and fresh crunch. It gives this sandwich an extra pop of flavor.

I used to love making pomegranate turkey salad with my leftover cooked turkey from Thanksgiving- but I’ve given that recipe a plant-based update.  This pantry staple chickpea salad sandwich is an absolutely delish lunch to make, and is super quick and easy.

This Pomegranate Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • A Great Make Ahead Lunch or Dinner
  • Creamy
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free!
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Grow Sprouts Indoors for A Nutritious Crunch All Year Long!

I grow my own sprouts all year long on my kitchen counters… and believe me, it couldn’t be easier!  All you need are some sprouting seeds (I like these alfalfa seeds, and these bean sprouts), wide-mouth mason jars, sprouting lids, and some tap water.

An endless supply of sprouts will be at your culinary fingertips anytime. I love grabbing a handful of alfalfa sprouts to add to a sandwich or a wrap, or adding a handful of bean sprouts to stir fries or ramen soup. I put together a list of all my favorite sprouting supplies – so you can enjoy fresh sprouts any time!

Make Chickpea Pomegranate Salad Vegan for a Plant-Based Version

This vegan pomegranate bean salad is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family.

I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and tasty recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

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What’s In This Chickpea Salad with Pomegranate Seeds?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

Meal Prep Sweet Chickpea Salad For the Win!

This chickpea salad with pomegranate is the perfect recipe for tasty homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy  homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. There’s a whole section of dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  I also made a list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy.

This recipe makes enough chickpea salad for about 4 sandwiches – just add 2 generous scoops to a slice of your favorite bread, top with sprouts/tomato/lettuce, and lunch is ready. Or just eat on top of a salad, your choice!

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More Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes You’ll Love!

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple)

Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

The Best TVP Chili Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

4-Ingredient No Knead Bread Recipe (Vegan, Pantry Staple Recipe)

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Sweet Potato (Vegan, GF, Whole30)

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Pomegranate Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Kelly Jensen
This pomegranate chickpea salad makes a fantastic and flavorful lunch or dinner! A healthy and plant-based alternative to chicken salad.  This plant-protein sandwich is packed with flavor, and has quite a crunch from pomegranate seeds and vibrant vegetables!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Easy Weeknight Meals, Lunch, Salad, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 223 kcal


For the Chickpea Salad

For the Sandwiches

  • 8 slices bread use gluten free if desired
  • 1 head leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts


  • In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork.  Add pomegranate seeds, mayo, mustard, relish, celery, dill, and onion powder.  Mix thoroughly until combined.
  • Taste and add salt/pepper if desired.  
  • To assemble sandwich, place a few leaves of lettuce on a slice of bread. Top the lettuce with 2 generous scoops of chickpea salad. Add sprouts, and top with the final piece of bread. Enjoy!


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I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
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Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 372mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5999IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 3mg
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