Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich

This Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich is a delightful blend of spicy Buffalo sauce and creamy chickpeas, topped with fresh veggies for a perfect crunch. Quick to make and packed with flavor, it's an ideal choice for a healthy lunch or dinner. Enjoy this satisfying, nutritious meal that's sure to become a favorite!
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A close-up of a sandwich being held by two hands. The sandwich, featuring smashed chickpeas, consists of two thick slices of bread filled with leafy greens and cucumber slices. It is partially wrapped in brown paper. The background is a blurred, gray surface.

About this recipe

Have you ever tasted something so delicious that it made you do a happy dance? That’s exactly what Buffalo sauce does in me! This tangy, spicy, and oh-so-irresistible flavor has a special place in my kitchen, I love it.

Imagine the zesty Buffalo flavor, the creamy richness of chickpeas, and the satisfying crunch of fresh veggies, all coming together in a single, scrumptious sandwich. That’s the Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich for you – a delightful fusion of tangy, spicy, and savory perfect for a quick, wholesome meal.

Reasons to love this sandwich

  • Flavor: The spicy kick of Buffalo sauce pairs perfectly with the creamy texture of smashed chickpeas, homemade ranch, and crunchy veggies.
  • Health Benefits: This sandwich is delicious and super nutritious, packed with protein and fiber from chickpeas.
  • Versatility: One of the best things about the Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich is its versatility. You can personalize it with your favorite toppings and bread choices, making it a unique creation that suits your taste buds and dietary needs.

Ingredients

A non-stick saucepan containing smashed chickpeas mixed with a Buffalo red sauce. A black slotted spoon is positioned on the left side of the pan, partially mashing some chickpeas. The pan has two handles, one on each side. The background is a white surface.

  • Chickpeas: Canned or cooked from dry – your choice!Buffalo Sauce: Homemade or your favorite storebought brand.Lettuce and cucumbersRanch dressing, homemade, or storeboughtWhole grain bread spread with mayoOptional Toppings: Avocado, red onion, or pickles to take it to the next level.

Step-by-Step Instructions

A person with red nail polish spreads creamy dressing from a black bowl onto a smashed chickpea and lettuce sandwich using a wooden spoon. The individual, clad in a blue denim shirt, stands by the kitchen counter, meticulously assembling their delicious meal.
  1. Make the buffalo chickpeas in a pan.
  2. Spread your bread with mayo and then layer with lettuce, the chickpea mixture, cucumbers, and any optional toppings you love. Drizzle with ranch dressing.

Tips for the best Sandwich

  • Love the heat? Add a dash of hot sauce or some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Swap the bread for a tortilla to enjoy a Buffalo Chickpea Wrap.
  • Use gluten-free bread or even lettuce wraps for a low-carb version.
  • Pair it with: a side salad, sweet potato fries, or a light soup for a complete meal.
  • Store any leftover chickpea mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Make-Ahead Instructions: Prepare the chickpea mixture ahead of time for quick and easy assembly later.
  • Substitutions: No Buffalo sauce? No problem! Use your favorite hot sauce or sriracha for a different twist.

Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich

Alejandra Graf
This Buffalo Smashed Chickpea Sandwich is a delightful blend of spicy Buffalo sauce and creamy chickpeas, topped with fresh veggies for a perfect crunch. Quick to make and packed with flavor, it's an ideal choice for a healthy lunch or dinner. Enjoy this satisfying, nutritious meal that's sure to become a favorite!
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 393 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup chickpeas or 1 can drained
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegan mayo
  • 4 slices Sandwich bread
  • Lettuce and sliced cucumber
  • Optional toppings: avocado,tomato slices, red onion, pickles

Instructions
 

  • Make the buffalo sauce in a pan by combining the hot sauce, butter, onion and garlic powder until well integrated.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas, and add them to the buffalo sauce. Let them cook for five to seven minutes, then give them a good smash with a fork until they’re chunky but not pureed.
  • Spread your bread mayo and then layer with lettuce, the chickpea mixture, cucumbers, and any optional toppings you love. Drizzle with ranch dressing.
  • If you like a bit of crunch, toast your bread in a pan or toaster before making the sandwich.

Notes

HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chives or scallions finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
¾ cup plain yogurt I use vegan yogurt
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
Store any leftover chickpea mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Make-Ahead Instructions: Prepare the chickpea mixture ahead of time for quick and easy assembly later.
Substitutions: No Buffalo sauce? No problem! Use your favorite hot sauce or sriracha for a different twist.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 1.663mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 11gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 6mg
Keyword homemade buffalo sauce

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