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Mashed Chickpea & Dill Sandwich

10 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

For a fast lunch recipe, look no further than this mashed chickpea sandwich. It's incredibly filling and flavourful! The sunflower seeds, pickles, and bell pepper add a great crunch to this tangy mash.



10 min


10 min

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Chickpea mash

  • 1½ cups (246 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • ½
    bell pepper, minced
  • ¼
    small red onion, minced
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL)
    vegan mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup (36 g)
    chopped pickles
  • 3 Tbsp (27 g)
    roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (2 g)
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (2 g)
    fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • ½
    lemon, juiced (optional)
  • 1 pinch
    salt, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper, or more to taste

Sandwich assembly

  • 6
    slices multi-grain bread
  • 1
    medium tomato, sliced
  • 6
    butter lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cup (51 g)

Make your own


  1. In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or fork until flakey.
  2. Add the remaining chickpea mash ingredients to the bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Serve with your favourite sandwich fillings. Alternatively, serve as a snack with crackers, veggies, or scooped onto a salad. Enjoy!


  • Prepared sandwiches are best enjoyed on the same day they're made.
  • Store the mashed filling in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 41%

slice multi-grain bread

Proteins 17%

cooked chickpeas

roasted sunflower seeds

Fruits & Veggies 42%

bell pepper

small red onion

chopped pickles

fresh dill

fresh chives


medium tomato

butter lettuce leaf

pickled red onions

No significant sources of calcium

vegan mayonnaise

roasted sunflower seeds

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Mari - June 3, 2024, 3:44 a.m.

This is such a great recipe! I love that it doesnt require too many ingredients and the ones it does need are usually in my pantry. It's so quick to put together, perfect for a quick lunch or easy light dinner. Of course, it's delicious!

Sylwia - May 23, 2024, 10:32 p.m.

Delicious, simple and quick! 😍

yudit - May 13, 2024, 11:10 a.m.

Made it for breakfast.. very filling and tasty!

Kaitlyn Freedman - May 7, 2024, 9:52 p.m.

This recipe is amazing !! We just started our plant based journey and my husband and I both loved this one!

PUL Team - May 8, 2024, 7:23 a.m.

Aww thanks for welcoming us on your plant-based journey, Kaitlyn! We hope you find it a rewarding one 🌱

Ashton Findley - May 7, 2024, 4:46 a.m.

As someone who went vegan as a wee little girl, I have tried many chickpea mash recipes. Let me tell you, this is THE one. Try it in a lettuce wrap!

PUL Team - May 7, 2024, 6:34 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Ashton! A lettuce wrap is a lovely idea too 🤩

Sophie K - March 18, 2024, 2:25 p.m.

Honestly the best reciepe I have tried yet on this app

PUL Team - March 20, 2024, 8:35 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the sandwich, Sophie! We're excited to continue this culinary adventure together 🤗

Heather - Feb. 23, 2024, 12:18 a.m.

Fresh and delicious and it made enough for lunch the next day!

Sadhbh Leahy - Feb. 15, 2024, 4:03 p.m.

Made this on a whim today while working from home, and WOW! It was a bit messy for me but so worth it! Absolute must try!

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2024, 4:48 p.m.

Woop woop! We're so happy that the Mashed Chickpea & Dill Sandwich was enjoyed, Sadhbh 😊

Nancy - Jan. 24, 2024, 1:40 a.m.

I thought this was yummy! I love dill, and added extra sliced pickles on my sandwich.

Maeve - Jan. 19, 2024, 11:18 p.m.

We liked this recipe a lot! Adjusted it a bit to our taste. The paprika and sunflower seeds gave extra texture. I did add some extra ground pepper. And I found it a bit too much mayo myself, so I replaced most of it with yoghurt. I also fried the chickpeas, as I like the texture a bit better then. Also easy to store in the fridge and quickly scoop onto a toasted slice of bread. Fantastic (summer) chickpea salad! You can easily make it to your own taste, next time I think I'll also add some sriracha or maybe a fresh jalapeño.

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2024, 7:08 p.m.

Hey Maeve! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the chickpea salad filling and sandwich. We're so happy it was enjoyed☺️

Vivianne - Jan. 18, 2024, 4:57 p.m.

Großartiger Dip oder Brotbelag. Begleitet mich jetzt schon mehrere Jahre.

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2024, 6:08 p.m.

Thank you, Vivianne, we're so happy you've been enjoying the recipe 😃

Poiven Capp - Jan. 8, 2024, 4:13 a.m.

I love this recipe and will definitely be coming back to it!!

Rhea - Jan. 7, 2024, 9 p.m.

Really tasty, I’d say lemon not optional, I halved the onion and used dried dill and chives and was all good!

Mel Huhn - Jan. 5, 2024, 6:59 p.m.

Love this recipe! It's easily made, but so yummy 😋

Aleksandra - Jan. 4, 2024, 1:11 p.m.

Very delicious and satisfying sandwich 😋 Thank you!

Jackie - Dec. 23, 2023, 6:42 p.m.

Delicious! I love this filling but next time I'll cut back on the mayo a little. Great recipe

Vania - Dec. 8, 2023, 3:41 a.m.

Another great one!

Lisa - Nov. 30, 2023, 3:29 p.m.

This one’s a winner!!!! Quick, easy, soo flavourful and highly nourishing!!! This sandwich spread will be a recipe for life☺️ I added curry powder to the mayonaise and wow🤤

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2023, 1:22 a.m.

Whoop whoop! We're so thrilled that the Mashed Chickpea & Dill Sandwich is being enjoyed, Lisa, thank you 🤗

Eliza - Nov. 27, 2023, 1:22 a.m.

Wow!! Absolutely delicious!! I used chili marinated olives as I love spicy food. Sooo good!!

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2023, 1:35 a.m.

Mmm a delicious idea to add more spice! Thanks, Eliza 😊

Déborah - Nov. 23, 2023, 10:42 a.m.

The filling taste amazing, and it's super nourishing 👌🏼

jacky rivera - Nov. 7, 2023, 5 a.m.

Love this recipe! I’ve being making it for years!
I switch out the pickles for pickled jalapeños to get a kick ♥️

Erin Rappa - Sept. 24, 2023, 6:59 p.m.

Loved it!! Didn’t have pickles so added a solas of red wine vinegar

Marie Jardin - Sept. 19, 2023, 5:39 a.m.

Just tried this sandwich with my partner, it tasted so good that my partner suggested we prepare 10 times the amount next time to have it ready at all times ^^

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2023, 7:46 a.m.

Aww we're so happy that the sandwich was enjoyed, Marie! It's one of our favourites ☺️

Erin Janda - Sept. 4, 2023, 6:26 a.m.

Such a delicious and refreshing sandwich! I even went so far as to make the vegan Mayo and Red Pickled Onions recipes to include in this sandwich. Absolutely worth the extra time and effort. I’m excited to eat the leftovers!

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:12 a.m.

Aww we're so thrilled to hear, Erin! The vegan mayo recipe in our mobile app is one of our favourites 🤩

Franziska - Sept. 2, 2023, 6:01 p.m.

We had this for dinner tonight and loved it. I added a few capers because we like them so much.

Sarah Elizabeth - Aug. 24, 2023, 7:57 p.m.

Absolutely adore this chickpea mash! It's my new favourite for on-the-go lunches.😊🥪🥗

Kim S - July 27, 2023, 2:24 a.m.

Quick and easy

Helen - July 24, 2023, 10:14 p.m.

This recipe has been approved by both my boyfriend and me :)

I substituted some of the mayo with vegan yoghurt (30g mayo and 50g of yoghurt instead of 80g of mayo) to make a lower-calorie-version (because I am currently trying to lose weight) and it was still delicious. Thank you so much for your recipes <3

PUL Team - July 26, 2023, 11:38 p.m.

Thanks, Helen, so happy the recipe was enjoyed :)

Courtney Young - July 11, 2023, 4:59 a.m.

These are great sandwiches! Almost anything that uses fresh dill is great to me.

Veronica Nolasco - July 10, 2023, 8:56 a.m.

I made this today for a picnic at the beach, and it was delicious! I can’t wait to make it again.

Marianne - July 3, 2023, 1:33 a.m.

I left out the seeds and used a lot of parsley and lemon caper sauce I had leftover. I love the texture and taste. This is a great replacement for the tuna and egg salad sandwiches I usually eat. Thank you!

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 1:35 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Marianne - thank you so much! ✨

Maya - June 27, 2023, 10:53 a.m.

Ive made this for a family lunch before. Everybody really liked it! And it was really easy and fast to make.

Thea G - June 26, 2023, 4:12 p.m.

A go to recipe! I love it!

JD - June 20, 2023, 8:44 a.m.

Delicious. One of my favourites which I use again and again

büşra - March 3, 2023, 3:40 p.m.

me and my sister made this recipe and we love it.

Pp - Feb. 22, 2023, 12:29 a.m.

Love it

Annika - Feb. 19, 2023, 10:41 a.m.

I am obsessed with this recipe... So flavourful and filling! Absolutely love it!

Sharri Meeks - Feb. 11, 2023, 7:37 p.m.

Quick, easy, and really good for a quick lunch. I will be keeping this on hand.

Flavia - Feb. 10, 2023, 9:22 a.m.

I absolutely love this! I've done this so many times now! I'm obsessed!

Kirsten - Feb. 10, 2023, 3:49 a.m.

such a quick & easy picnic recipe for the summer! i really appreciate how thoughtful pick up limes was about the textures in this sandwich because they make all the difference :)

Maria - Feb. 9, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

so yummy! thank you for sharing this great recipe.

Martunia - Jan. 14, 2023, 7:25 a.m.

Next level of sandwiching! Keeps you full for hours. I recommend making this when dill is in season and to use more of it if you like the taste. Yum!

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2023, 11:21 p.m.

So happy to hear, Martunia, thanks for the glowing review!

Hanneli - Jan. 9, 2023, 6:17 p.m.

I just made this and eating my sandwich right now. It was sooo good! I did not have all the ingredients but still turned out delicious. I sub celery for pickles and parsley for dill.

Naomi - Dec. 26, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

Such a great sandwich to bring to the beach and it was delicious! Really hit the spot

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:12 a.m.

Thank you, Naomi, it means so much!

Stephanie - Dec. 2, 2022, 12:19 a.m.

I was pretty skeptical about this one, because I wasn't sure how I would feel about the chick peas like this. BUT it was absolutely delicious! The flavor, the texture, it was all perfect. Thank you.

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

Oh, Stephanie, we're so thrilled to hear! Enjoy 🤗

Erin - Oct. 30, 2022, 2:52 a.m.

This was so flavourful! A fresh twist on my normal sandwich. I ended up using a whole 400g tin of chickpeas to avoid waste at home. I added the optional lemon juice to the mash and it got a bit too wet. I just added some wholemeal flour to dry it up and kept mashing. Worked perfectly! Thanks PUL!

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2022, 6:23 a.m.

Oooo thanks for sharing your experience with it, Erin - it's so appreciated!

Babli - Oct. 16, 2022, 4:51 a.m.

I made this yesterday, and it was delicious! Once again, Sadia' recipes never disappoint!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Aw thank you, Babli 💛

rachel - Sept. 25, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

So. I officially crave this now. So delicious, especially with my homemade pickles. I add a heap of the mash to two toasted slices of GF buckwheat bread and slices of cucumber/radishes, and my brain melts. So in love, thank you for a super delish and quick recipe.

PUL Team - Sept. 26, 2022, 4:13 a.m.

So thrilled it's being enjoyed, Rachel, the homemade pickles sound like a lovely pairing!

Allyson - Sept. 14, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

What brand of bread do you recommend for this sandwich? Is there one you typically buy?

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 7:23 p.m.

Hi Allyson! Any bread or wrap will do, although the one pictured is a Stevig spelt bread we get from a local grocery store called Albert Heijn. Enjoy 🤩

Anjali - Sept. 1, 2022, 12:16 a.m.

SO GOOD. I will make over and over and over again.
There is a way to make your own mayo from mustard and aquafaba water.
My meat eating brother was impressed

PUL Team - Sept. 1, 2022, 2:18 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Anjali, and what a big compliment! We hope to share a recipe for homemade mustard and mayo in the future 😊

Elena - Aug. 12, 2022, 2:12 p.m.

This is delicious! The creaminess of the chickpeas and mayo, combined with the crunchy bell pepper, pickles and onions make this recipe rich in flavour and texture. I'm not vegan but I'm trying to add more plant based recipes to my diet and this one will definitely replace my tuna sandwiches 😋😋😋 Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2022, 7:44 a.m.

Aw it means so much to hear, Elena, and wishing you all the best on your journey with plant-based recipes 🌱

Amanda - July 20, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

Delicious and nutritious. Followed recipe except for adding a little diced celery for extra crunch. This will become a staple lunch for me. Thank you!

PUL Team - July 21, 2022, 6:18 a.m.

Love the idea to add celery for crunch! Thank you, Amanda 😃

Alex - June 19, 2022, 11:57 p.m.

Very tasty. Good to have in fridge for snacks or dinner.

Maia - June 14, 2022, 5:57 a.m.

YUMMMM!! Easy, delicious and forgiving recipe. Accommodates random ingredient swaps well.

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 4:54 a.m.

We're so glad the sandwich is being enjoyed, Maia, it's one of our favorites!

Amber - June 10, 2022, 2:32 a.m.

I love this sandwich! My kids did not like it as much, but I think it's wonderful.

PUL Team - June 12, 2022, 10:54 p.m.

Thank you, Amber - the little ones are often the hardest to please!

Martin - June 9, 2022, 9:44 p.m.

Whenever I’m a little low on money I prep a bunch of this and use it for lunch at work. Helps me get the protein, tastes amazing and is a flexible recipe for whatever I have on hand at that moment.

PUL Team - June 11, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

Oh, Martin, we're so happy to hear the sandwich is being enjoyed 🤗

Ieva - June 9, 2022, 6:12 p.m.

I have made this so many times! And it is great not just with bread, goes well with lots of things as a side dish.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:09 p.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Leva, thank you!

Meagan - June 9, 2022, 5:46 p.m.

This is such a delicious, nutritious dish! I do not like most mayo based dishes, but this totally blew me away! Yesterday I had it on a rice cracker and it was perfect!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

Aw thank you, Meagan! Serving it on a rice cracker sounds lovely 😍

Margaret - June 2, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

I didn't think I would like mashed chickpeas but this really is delicious! Fresh dill and chopped red pepper add freshness and flavour. Now a weekly sandwich in my household. I am looking to replace old standards with vegan options and this is a good start. I am looking to trying more of your recipes. Thank you!

PUL Team - June 2, 2022, 11:24 p.m.

We appreciate the kind words, Margaret, it means so much! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your journey with vegan recipes 🌱

Rebekah - May 19, 2022, 3:01 p.m.

Made this yesterday, it was super easy, and my husband loved it! Will make again and have fun tweaking the ingredient ratios for different flavors.

PUL Team - May 20, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

So happy to hear, Rebekah! We'd love an update if you find any nice ratios 😃

Alyssa - May 18, 2022, 7:03 a.m.

I absolutely love this recipe! This tastes delicious and it always leaves me feeling satisfied. It is my favorite meal to prep for lunches. The flavors are so wonderful together.

PUL Team - May 19, 2022, 1:23 a.m.

We're so thrilled the sandwich is being enjoyed, Alyssa, it means so much!

Amanda - April 21, 2022, 12:50 a.m.

Can I ask what type of bread that is in the picture? Pumpernickel, rye, …?

PUL Team - April 21, 2022, 4:15 a.m.

Hey Amanda, the bread is a Stevig spelt bread we get from a local grocery store called Albert Heijn :)

Anna - April 19, 2022, 5:20 p.m.

A delicious recipe! I didn't have mayo, because a really don't like it, so i substituted it with a mashed avocado and added more lemon juice to regulate acidity.

I'm trying to become vegan ( currently vegetarian) and your videos motivate me a lot. I love how colourful your recipes are. It is also important to me, that you use ingredients that everyone can buy and not some fake meat/cheese/cream based recipes, that does not work anymore, if you don't have specific brand...

PUL Team - April 19, 2022, 8:21 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Anna, and we appreciate the kind feedback! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your plant-based journey ☺️🌱

Syd - April 15, 2022, 5:05 a.m.

A deceptively simple recipe! All the flavors mix wonderfully, especially the fresh dill. I used a small avocado instead of vegan mayonnaise.

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 5:27 a.m.

Sounds delicious, Syd, thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the sandwich!

Rolanda - April 4, 2022, 9:42 p.m.

Sadia, this is just a delishes recipe, as are all the recipes of yours that I have made and enjoyed! I am not even vegetarian, but I have a daughter who is. So I tried some of your recipes, and have passed the Pick Up Limes you tube channel to all three daughters , friends and colleagues! I now cook from your recipes more than I cook meat recipes! Thanks so much, and keep up the good work. Loved your engagement video BTW :)

PUL Team - April 5, 2022, 5:23 p.m.

Oh, Rolanda, it means so much - thank you for supporting PUL! So kind of you to prepare plant-based dishes for your daughter as well ☺️

Andrea - March 25, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

This is my new go-to recipe for my lunch prep. I make 6 days' worth and store it in the fridge in my graduate school office so I have quick and easy access to a healthy meal. I'm a huge fan of anything that is healthy, easy, and delicious - this recipe checks all of the boxes.

PUL Team - March 26, 2022, 6:31 p.m.

We're so happy the sandwiches are being enjoyed, Andrea, thank you! Wishing you all the best with your graduate studies ✨📚

Anne - March 10, 2022, 12:47 p.m.

We're totally in love with this. It's a favorite to bring on picnics, for lunch or for dinner.

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:28 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Anne, picnics sound lovely 😍

Christine Rothman - March 5, 2022, 1:33 p.m.

I'm not a fan of mayo, so I substituted it with a turmeric tahini dressing, so delicious! It's a definite keeper, thank you!

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 7:20 p.m.

Mmm a delicious substitute, Christine! We're so happy to hear 🙂

Angell - Feb. 11, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

Made this for lunch. It was awesome!

Olivia - Feb. 11, 2022, 3:42 a.m.

This has easily become a favourite recipe of mine! It's quick and easy to make and great for meal-prepping :) Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

Wow we're so honoured, Olivia - enjoy!

Lindsey - Feb. 8, 2022, 7:32 p.m.

How did you ever think to put dill pickles in this?? XD This was such a delightful and cozy surprise. I find it really nourishing, flavorful, and comforting. And, it's super easy to meal-prep. Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 12:02 a.m.

Aw we're so glad it's being enjoyed, Lindsey, it means so much 😃

Jordan Fredericks - Jan. 22, 2022, 5:16 p.m.

This is one of my favorite go to recipies to take to work. So simple and delicious 😋

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Jordan 🥰

Ana - Jan. 14, 2022, 10:37 a.m.

Love it! So simple yet so delicious, especially when combined with avocado!

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2022, 5:25 p.m.

Mmm love it with avocado! Thanks, Ana 😊

Katrina - Dec. 30, 2021, 10:46 a.m.

Thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe and keep up the great work!
I tried this sandwich and tasted amazing!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

We're so glad it was enjoyed, Katrina - thank you 😃

Brenton - Dec. 3, 2021, 4:21 a.m.


C - Nov. 28, 2021, 3:08 a.m.

I love this chickpea mash! Sometimes I made it for a snack and just eat it right out of the container... I just made this mash and made a pickle sandwhich with Mash, Broccoli spouts, thinly sliced dill pickle, and some mustard on Ciabatta.

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

Ooo sounds so lovely, C, thanks for sharing! We're so happy it's being enjoyed 😊

Kim - Nov. 15, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

10++++ This has become a favorite for sandwiches and salad. I still eat tuna - yet find I want this before the tuna! So delicious! Another plus, this is such a quick and easy recipes and keeps beautifully. So grateful for PUL and Sadia! Life changing recipes.

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:36 a.m.

Aw thank you for the lovely compliments, Kim, it means so much! We're so grateful to have you here ✨

Josefin Sipola - Oct. 25, 2021, 6:01 p.m.

Awesome! Me and my husband are trying to eat More vegan food and this one is great, Thanks!

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

This means so much, Josefin, hugs to you and your husband on the exciting journey 😃

Kaylin - Oct. 24, 2021, 10:17 p.m.

One of the best recipes... I think I've made this 10 times! Such a light recipe, packed with so many amazing nutrients!

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 4:40 a.m.

This mean so much, Kaylin, so happy the recipe is being enjoyed!

Shan - Sept. 20, 2021, 7:18 p.m.

Such a great, fresh meal for a hot summer day! I couldn't find any vegan mayo, instead i made your vegan tzaziki sauce recipe and layered it on the bread before adding the chickpea mixture. Delicious and filling! thank you PUL team! Also, the new website is so great (thanks Robin!!) :)

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:42 a.m.

Mmm sounds incredible, Shan! The kind words are so appreciated 😃

Ainsley - Sept. 20, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

I made this tonight, and I was skeptical I would like it, but I was so so satisfied after eating it!! It was delicious!
I didn't have any pickles on hand, so added a wee bit of yellow mustard to get that vinegary tartness. Weird to say it, but I felt so happy after eating this. I wasn't weighed down, it took 10 minutes to put together and even one of my kids enjoyed it! I will definitely be making this again!! My husband only eats plant based, but I am slowly moving myself and kids to completely plant based meals. We are about 50/50 right now but your recipes are so easy to make. Sometimes when I read vegan blogs they only use one brand of xyz, which I rarely have available where I live in the middle east, so I really appreciate that your recipes aren't brand-based!!

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:41 a.m.

Awe we're so grateful to hear the recipe and PUL content are being enjoyed, Ainsley! It means so much. All the best to you and your family with the plant-based journey 💚

Amber - Sept. 16, 2021, 8:14 p.m.

Wow! I've been so hesitant to make a chickpea salad sandwich since I first went vegan in 2013. I tried one recipe and it turned me off for a very long time, but this one just looked too good to not try. My hubby and I had this for lunch today and it was absolutely fantastic and I'd go so far as to say it will be my new favorite lunch sandwich. Seriously, can't wait to make this again and again!

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

Aw we're so thrilled to hear the sandwich was enjoyed 😃 Thank you for taking the time to share the incredible review, Amber!

Charlotte - Sept. 10, 2021, 5:11 p.m.

I am a big fan of this sandwich! It is a so wholesome, filling and tasty and I especially like the addition of the chopped pickles. ❤ I also really enjoy the PUL Garden Chickpea Dill Dip in a sandwich as that is incredibly delicious too. 🥰🥪

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:32 a.m.

Hi Charlotte! We're so grateful to hear this. Thanks for taking the time to share 🙂

Dawn Marie - Sept. 9, 2021, 12:02 p.m.

Love this recipe! I've been a chickpea lover since I was a child, its so nice to see how diverse these little garbanzo beans can be, and this recipe is fabulous.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

So happy the sandwich was enjoyed! Thank you, Dawn 😃

Emy - Sept. 8, 2021, 6:47 p.m.

I tried this and it was lovely! Goes great with some crunchy seeded crispbreads and avocado.

Susy - Aug. 26, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

Hey there!

I found myself slowing down and allowing myself to be more present when it came to prep. I haven’t had these flavors since I was a child! It brought back some memories. Overall, a simple, fresh, and gentle recipe.


PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

Aw we love trying to be more mindful with food, Susy, thank you for sharing your experience with this one!

Liz Congo - Aug. 11, 2021, 6:36 p.m.

Oh. My. This is one of our faves! We've been making it a LOT while working at home. 10/10 would recommend.

PUL Team - Aug. 12, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

So happy you're enjoying the sandwich! Thank you, Liz 😄🌻

Frie - Aug. 11, 2021, 10:23 a.m.

Uh I made this after I saw the video with Nathaniel, it‘s soo delicious and filling! Because I had no vegan mayonnaise I just used mashed Avocado and lemon juice, that tasted really great as well!
Thank you for this recipe ✨☺️

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Mmm love the idea of avocado with lemon juice! Thank you for taking the time to share, Frie 🤩

Lymari - Aug. 10, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

I just made it and tastes amazing!
The bread that I used have rosemary. 👌

Ahmad - Aug. 9, 2021, 2:25 p.m.

Thank you so much for making finding amazing recepies so convenient and fun!!
I love your website, youtube videos and pretty much everything you prepare!
I just did this sandwich, and even though the shop did not have chikpeas, I used humus instead and it was amazing! <3

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2021, 2:39 a.m.

Hummus is a great idea! Thank YOU, Ahmad, for being here and supporting PUL 🥰

Emily - Aug. 9, 2021, 4:18 a.m.

I didn't have chickpeas or pickles, so I subbed for mashed lentils and cucumbers. It still tasted delicious! This recipe is like most PUL recipes that I've made in that it achieves the trifecta of healthy, indulgent, and accessible. I genuinely don't believe I could have gone plant-based without Sadia and exciting meals like this one!!

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2021, 2:38 a.m.

Mmm such lovely ideas, Emily, thanks for sharing! We're SO honoured to be part of your plant-based journey ✨💚

Paulina - Aug. 9, 2021, 12:25 a.m.

I love this! I tried it this afternoon.

Michael - Aug. 8, 2021, 3:53 p.m.

Saw this on Nathaniel Drew’s YouTube channel. Loved it. Can I just say I am among probably a small number of your fans or followers who are not vegan and do eat meat. I eat plenty of meat. That said I love cooking and always love trying all types of recipes. I love veggie ans vegan recipes as a nice change in the week.
But what I want to really point out is how much I love your website. I google a lot of recipes and most come from blogs. Those blogs are so annoyingly filled with ads and pop ups. Not to mention people drone on about how such and such a recipe was in their family etc. then you have to scold way down to get to the recipe and instructions. I love how simple your site is and easy to navigate. Wishing you all the best. Oh the recipes are great too.

PUL Team - Aug. 8, 2021, 10:51 p.m.

Hey there, Michael! Thank you for being here and sharing the feedback on the recipe and new website 🙂 We're so glad you're enjoying the blog ✨

Maggie P. - Aug. 7, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

Absolutely delicious and perfect for hot summer days in FL. My husband is an endurance athlete and we are always looking for filling and easy vegan recipes. This is definitely a repeat.

Beatrice M. - Aug. 5, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

Definitely one of my favorite Pick up limes recipes! I’ve made it a lot for lunch, it’s so tasty and it keeps you full for a long time. Also super easy and quick if you’re a student like me.❤️

Amy - Aug. 4, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

Very tasty and filling, even without the sunflower seeds! Best of all, I feel good about what I put in my body.

Ana - Aug. 3, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

Saw this in the last video with Nathaniel Drew’s and it looked as delicious as it tastes. I did not have sunflower seeds but the flavors in this sandwich are amazing. Can't wait to eat it again and again, it will definitely be my new food obsession this summer.

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:32 a.m.

So nice to hear you found the recipe via our friend Nathaniel! We're so glad the sandwich is being enjoyed, Ana :)

Cam - Aug. 2, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

Saw this on PULs episode with nathaniel Drew’s and it looked so good I knew I had to try it. And oh my wow, this recipe is soooo good!!

Ana - Aug. 2, 2021, 7:53 p.m.

This is delicious, very quick and easy too. I have a hard time getting protein into my diet in ways I enjoy and this sandwich has been a life saver.

Trish - Aug. 2, 2021, 5:23 a.m.

I just made this during the weekend and wow!! So easy to make (seriously just put everything together with a bit of prep) and this goes so amazing on toast or even as a dip.

Sophie - Aug. 1, 2021, 3:03 p.m.

Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

Mara - July 31, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

Such a quick and delicious meal! I added shredded carrot to the mix as they needed using up and served everything with new potatoes due to a lack of exciting wholemeal bread. While we had roasted potatoes, I reckon it could make a nice refreshing summer potato salad if you use cooled boiled ones. Will try on next hike :)

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 9:03 a.m.

Mmm love the addition of carrots, Mara, thank you for sharing your experience with this one!

Anjali - July 29, 2021, 7:43 p.m.

I went to take a nap and My parents ate my spread!
So delicious.

Annemiek - July 28, 2021, 12:51 p.m.

Really love this one! Love the texture the sunflower seeds add. Don't recommend adding the raw onion if you are taking this to school or work though. Will definitely make again!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:43 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share, Annemiek, so glad the sandwich was enjoyed 😃

Dorina - July 28, 2021, 5:55 a.m.

Favourite quick lunch recipe!

Rebecca - July 27, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

This is one of my favourite recipe from your blog. I make it especially in summer really often. It is really fresh and satisfying!! Like it! Love your channel, thank you 🙏🏼

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear! Thank YOU, Rebecca, for being here 🥰

Camila - July 27, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

Saw this on Nathaniel’s video and HAD to make it for brunch 😍 soooo good!

Amy Stieg - July 30, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

Ha! That's why i made it today!

Camila - July 31, 2021, 3:13 p.m.

So good right?! 🤗❤️

Hannah - July 27, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

We made this for lunch the other day - absolutely delicious!! It would be so tasty as a veggie dip or on top of some crackers too!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

Mmm love that idea! Thanks a bunch for sharing, Hannah 🤗

Ieva - July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.

Saw it on Nathaniel Drew's video while coming home from work - such an easy decision on what to make for dinner! Super delicious! Thank you!

Sophie - July 24, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

I was really intrigued by this recipe because J though the ingredients looked very odd together. But I tried it once and have eaten it many times before, it's really good and great on sandwiches. If you're unsure, trust me: you can go for it!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Sophie, thank you for taking the time to share! So glad the sandwich was a pleasant surprise 🤩

Kelsey - July 24, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

I did a modified version of this sandwich to fit what I had on hand. I used chickpeas, vegan mayo, pickles, bell peppers, and salt & pepper and put it on a gluten free wrap with some potatoes. My husband and toddler love it. Its so good and is one of my favorite things to make for a quick meal.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 2:03 a.m.

Ooo love this, Kelsey, thanks a bunch for sharing! So glad you're all enjoying it 😃

Mona - July 22, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

I'm a student and was looking for snacks to have during the week while working and studying that wasn't any junk food that I could find around. This recipe has been a lifesaver and so so good in sandwiches or with crackers. Whenever I go home for the holidays now my parents ask me to make it for them too!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

So thrilled you're enjoying it, Mona! All the best with your studies ✨

Courtney - July 12, 2021, 12:50 a.m.

This has become a staple in my house. It's so quick to make with a food processor and as someone who loves mayo and pickles, its to die for. I do make it with a lot more mayo than the recipe recommends, you can never have too much!

PUL Team - July 17, 2021, 6:25 p.m.

We're so happy to hear your house is enjoying this one, Courtney!

Bronwyn - July 11, 2021, 4:28 p.m.

This was lovely! Since I was missing a few ingredients, I did try some substitutions (such as using sesame and poppy seeds instead of sunflower seeds, using greek yogurt instead of mayo, and using thyme and oregano instead of dill) but it worked out great. I just can't get of the pick up limes *aesthetics*! <3 from Singapore.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Bronwyn, that sounds delicious! Hugs to Singapore 🤗

Nancy - July 10, 2021, 2:58 a.m.

Can you make a recommendation for a recipe or resource for those wonderful breads you feature with your sandwiches?

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

Hello Nancy, thanks for the question and request! We've noted it down. In the meantime, the bread is a Stevig spelt bread we get from a local grocery store called Albert Heijn 🙂

Evelina V - July 9, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

Hey there, I also saw on YT the comments part and jump right to the website. I started searching the recipes that we enjoy most in our home and this is one of them. This was one of the first recipes that I tried from your channel and I was a little obsessed with it for a while. It is easy to make, very tasteful and super convenient. I also love pickles and always add a bit more or just serve some to a separate bowl. Thank you for all your work PUL team 😊

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:36 a.m.

This means so much more than words can express, Evelina! We're so glad you're enjoying the PUL content 😊

Bianca - July 9, 2021, 10:49 a.m.

Just saw on YT that you lost a lot of comments in transferring the website, and this is the first recipe I thought of to leave a comment with. I especially enjoy this chickpea spread in the summer; it's so refreshing, and the dill is an amazing addition.

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 2:32 p.m.

We appreciate it so much, Bianca! So glad you've enjoyed the sandwich 😊

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:45 p.m.

This was delicious! I only used half the amount of mayo and found it to be enough already.

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:24 p.m.

This is a comment I leave for myself for future remembrance, as I think a lot of people would enjoy this but personally I'm not very keen on it.

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:45 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback, Cris, it's super appreciated to help us improve! This one is more enjoyable for those with a savoury palate indeed 🤗

Kim S - April 27, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

I cooked up a batch of chickpeas to make hummus and curry and had some left over so I decided to give this a try. I had to modify slightly as I didn’t have quite the amount of chickpeas called for in the recipe......turned out great!!! I will be making this again in the future for sure! I’ve tried several recipes on your site and my family has been really enjoying them. I really like you approach to eating healthy, keeping life simple, and being kind to yourself. Will you ever put your recipes into a cookbook?



PS Love your videos and new website..

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

We're so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Kim! Thank you for the kind words and support. We have an e-coobook that compiles our recipes up to December 2020 if you're interested in that. If so, you can find more information by searching for "Pick Up Limes E-cookbook" online or if you send a message to [email protected] we can send a direct link! Perhaps one day in the future we will have a physical cookbook. Happy cooking 😀

Stephanie - April 21, 2021, 4:38 a.m.

The updated site is great! All of your recipes that I've tried so far are delicious, I can't wait to try this one out too. If you don't mind, what kind of bread is used in the photos? I'm in the USA and I would love to find something similar if possible.

PUL Team - April 25, 2021, 1:32 a.m.

Hey Stephanie, so glad you like the new website! The bread is a Stevig spelt bread we get from a local grocery store called Albert Heijn - I hope this helps :)

Rowena Ravenclaw - April 14, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

The filling was amazing! I substituted a can of cannelloni beans in lieu of the chickpeas due to an allergy; it worked out great. Before, I had never really enjoyed the taste of vegan mayonnaise, but it complements the dish quite nicely. Many thanks for this recipe — I shall surely make it again!

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

Mmm cannelloni beans are a great idea! Thank you for taking the time to share with us, Rowena :D

Shantu - April 9, 2021, 4:57 a.m.

Hello. I love your videos and just wanted to say you are an amazing person. I had a question. I don’t like bell peppers as much, so is there any alternative to bell peppers for any recipe and also keeping the nutrients in mind. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

PUL Team - April 9, 2021, 5:38 a.m.

Aww thank you, Shantu 🥰 It may depend on the recipe, but you can usually omit the bell peppers or substitute them for another veggie of your choice! In this recipe, celery, shredded carrots, or more tomatoes or onions are some ideas 😀

Kels - April 6, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

This looks amazing! What type of pickles should I use for the recipe? Sweet pickles or savory pickles?

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 3:38 a.m.

Hi there Kels! Thanks for the question. Either type would be okay depending on your preferences 🙂