High Protein Vegetarian Meal | Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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Coming at you with a high protein vegetarian sandwich!

As someone who tries to eat 130 grams of protein per day, it can be hard to meet that goal with purely vegetarian foods. I came up with this chickpea salad sandwich that uses a skyr based dressing and a Mexican inspired spice blend to provide extra protein and flavor. Hope you enjoy!

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~ Recipe ~

█ Chickpea Salad Sandwich █

Vegetables:
• 1 can Chickpeas (1.75 cup)
• ¼ cup Red Onion, diced

Dressing:
• ⅓ cup Siggi’s Plain 0% Skyr
• ¼ cup Pepperoncini (or pickle/lime) liquid
• 2 TBSP Fresh Cilantro, minced
• 1 TSP Smoked Paprika
• 1 TSP Cumin
• ½ TSP Red Hot Chile Powder or Cayenne

Sandwich Accouterments
• 3 slices Eureka Grainiac Bread
• 1 Slice American Cheese
• Lettuce
• Tomato

Combine the skyr, pepperoncini liquid and cilantro. Adjust the liquid to desired consistency. Stir in the paprika, cumin, and chile powder

Half mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until desired consistency. Toss in the diced onion.

Add the dressing to the chickpea mixture until well combined. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Prepare your triple decker sandwich by toasting the bread, adding lettuce, chickpea salad, tomato, cheese, bread, lettuce, chickpea salad, tomato, cheese, bread.

Enjoy!
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~ Macros per Sandwich ~

Calories: 550
Protein: 32 grams
Carbs: 76 grams
Fats: 15 grams
Price: $1.69
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Comments

Ariel De Leon says:

Love the critique at the end!

Pride Aaron says:

Great recipe, you should put all your vegan and vegetarian friendly recipes into a playlist

etherdog says:

Wowie, nice vegetarian option! I just pulled the chickpeas out to soak overnight, and have a couple of containers of Sigi's in the fridge. Thanks, Ethan!

Haley Phair says:

Just made this and substituted Skyr with avocado (single decker sandwich). SO GOOD. Can't wait to bring this to work tomorrow!

Mayank Tripathi says:

How long would this keep in the fridge?

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HughCurtis says:

How many sandwiches does this make? Because one can of chickpeas alone is well over 550 calories…

Iri Panning says:

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Skedaddle says:

Depending on your tastes, high protein vegetarian tacos are amazing, as well as veggie pot pie. Change the ingredients to your needs, as not everyone eats carbs or dairy etc.

For the tacos: 2 cans black beans, a full onion, and a green or red bell pepper plus spices is all you need. Carmelize the onions w garlic and bell peppers until they’re brown and delicious, then add black beans, cayenne, paprika, cumin, a bit of oregano, salt, and heavy pepper, plus a bit of water. Reduce the mixture until delicious. Serve with spinach in a whole wheat tortilla (iron-fortified foods are really important for vegetarians) and pico del galllo, avocado for healthy fats, and cheese if you want to spoil yourself and make it non-vegan. This is one of my favorite recipes to suggest to others (can’t eat it myself anymore, as I got allergy tested and am allergic to all types of chili pepper and tomato), and super high in protein.

Another option is a lentil mushroom pot pie. Sweat off onions, one or two 8 oz packages of mushrooms, garlic, celery, and carrot in a pan until fragrant (I wait until they’re carmelized), then add veggie stock, 2-3 diced potatoes, half a huge bag of lentils, a huge bag of frozen veggies with green beans, peas, carrots, and corn, plus dried rosemary and thyme. Cook until the lentils and potatoes are tender, place in a pie pan with vegetarian pie crust in it, and cook until the crust is brown. So delicious, full of vegetables and protein (because of the whole carton of mushrooms and lentils), and very filling because of the potatoes.

I’ve been vegetarian for 3 years and I can’t stand these recipes that don’t fill you up. If you put effort into introducing a lot of protein in the form of beans, nuts, mushrooms, etc, plus healthy fats in avocado and stuff, it’s a lot more filling.

SewardWriter says:

Got any suggestions for dairy-free skyr substitutes? Overall, this looks really good. I'll have to give it a try.

Basically Cooking says:

This is a great looking recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Peter Chlebowski says:

If you find yourself going through a time sphincter about yay👌big, ya might want a couple of dagwood sandwiches. Make one vegetarian!

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