Vegan Chickpea Waldorf Salad Sandwich

today, we’re getting into the yummy world of plant-based sandwiches with a twist on a classic favorite: the Vegan Chickpea Waldorf Salad Sandwich!

i grew up eating waldorf salad with chicken and dairy but let me tell you, this vegan one’s a game-changer!

the mighty chickpea: our protein-packed hero is the perfect protein for our sandwich!

first off, let’s give a round of applause to our star ingredient: chickpeas!

these little powerhouses are a fantastic source of plant-based protein, making them a stellar addition to your plant based/vegan diet.

packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, chickpeas keep you feeling full and satisfied.

nutrient-dense goodness in every bite

but this sandwich isn’t just about protein; it’s a nutrient-packed wonder.

think, a medley of chickpeas, crunchy celery, sweet apple, tangy dried cherries, fresh parsley, and creamy vegan mayo and cream cheese, all in one epic bite.

of course, the taste is absolutely phenomenal, but wow, the textures are just incredible.

i mean, we’ve got a little bit of everything going on here, and that’s what makes it so irresistible.

  • creamy: the vegan mayo and cream cheese blend together to create a luscious, semi-thick base for the salad. It’s the perfect backdrop for all the other textures to pull through.

  • crunchy: ah, the crunch! the celery and walnuts bring that satisfying crunchiness to the salad. each bite delivers a refreshing snap and a satisfying bite.

  • juicy: thanks to the apple and dried cherries, there’s a burst of juiciness that balances the creaminess and adds a fruity sweetness. it’s like a little tart surprise in every bite!

  • chewy: the dried cherries also bring a yummy chewiness that contrasts beautifully with the crunch of the celery and walnuts.

  • smooth: the chickpeas are slightly mashed and create a both a smooth and mealy quality that melds everything together.

while i love Vegan Chickpea Waldorf Salad Sandwich as….well, a sandwich, there are actually plenty of ways to eat this goodness.

try these other options below for a super tasty and healthy meal :).

  1. salad bowl: pile it high on a bed of fresh greens for a light and vibrant salad bowl.

  1. wrap it up: wrap it in a tortilla or a lettuce leaf for a handheld wrap.

  1. stuffed avocado: scoop out the pit of an avocado and stuff it with this goodness.

  1. crackers and dip: use it as a dip with crackers or pita chips.

  1. pita pocket: stuff it into a pita pocket with some crispy lettuce for a portable meal. this would make a great work lunch.

if you love my Vegan Maple Sweet Potato and Bacon Harvest Salad, then try these other recipes from my blog!

Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad

Burrito Inspired Vegan Salad

Make You Glow Vegan Salad

Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad

Smashed Potato Kale Caesar Salad

Crunchy Veggie and Edamame Salad with Peanut Dressing

Roasted Tofu Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Nourishing Kale Salad with Cilantro Peanut Dressing

The Best Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Easy Veggie Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Caprese Quinoa Salad

Hearty Winter Potato and Lentil Salad

Vegan Greek Village Pasta Salad

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Vegan Chickpea Waldorf Salad Sandwich

Recipe by MaryCourse: Lunch u0026amp; Dinner, Main Dishes, Protein, Salads


Prep time



yields enough for 4 thick sandwiches or 5-6 servings as a side salad


  • 1 can rinsed and drained chickpeas slightly mashed

  • 1 cup chopped apple

  • 1 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese

  • 1 tbsp dijon or stone ground mustard

  • 1/2 tbsp everything but the bagel seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • bread of choice- used ezekiel


  • all you have to do is chop the veggies and fruit and add everything to a large mixing bowl!
  • combine all ingredients until everything is coated with the cream cheese, mayo and seasoning.
  • scoop onto your favorite bread to make sandwiches or enjoy as is!
  • store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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One Response

  1. OMG this is SO good. Such a satisfying lunch. I added bell peppers and shredded carrots instead of celery because I didn’t have it, and it’s delicious! Thank you!!!

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