This vegan sandwich, adapted from the Minimalist Baker, is super satisfying and full of flavor. Cassandra recommends using tahini in the chickpea mixture if you like a nutty flavor, but she prefers using a vegan mayonnaise.
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This recipe was tested and adapted by Cassandra Floyd, MS, RD, LDN.
Garlic Herb Sauce:
- 1/4 cup prepared hummus
- 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1 Tbsp.)
- 2 tsp. fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- water as needed to thin sauce
Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 3 Tbsp. vegan mayonnaise or tahini
- 1/2 tsp. Dijon or spicy mustard (use half this amount if using tahini)
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 8 slices of low sodium whole wheat bread
Sliced avocado, lettuce, onion, tomato
1. Prepare the garlic herb sauce: mix hummus, lemon, dill, and minced garlic in a bowl. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, roughly mash your rinsed and drained chickpeas. Leave some in large chunks for texture. Then add in sunflower seeds, vegan mayo or tahini, mustard, maple syrup, chopped red onion, dill, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
3. Optional: Toast bread in some vegan butter or oil.
4. Scoop a quarter of your chickpeas and sunflower seed filling onto four slices of bread. Add the garlic herb sauce and your desired toppings. Top with the other four slices of bread.
Nutrition facts calculated with garlic herb sauce without optional toppings
You may have heard that nuts, beans, and whole grains are not a great choice for a kidney-friendly diet because they are high in phosphorus. Wondering why we include them in many of our recipes? We include beans, nuts, and whole grains because only about 40% of phosphorus found in these plant foods are absorbed by humans. This makes them a good fit for most people’s diets! If you have questions about adding these foods to your diet, please reach out to your dietitian.
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