Go Healthy For Lunch By Making A Chickpea Salad Sandwich With Carrot-Radish Slaw

INGREDIENTS

For the Creamy Carrot-Radish Slaw:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 small carrots (about 8 ounces), coarsely grated using the coarse grater disk on a food processor or the largest holes on a box grater
  • 3 small radishes (about 2 ounces), coarsely grated using the coarse grater disk on a food processor or the largest holes on a box grater
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Chickpea Salad:

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons radish-top salsa verde (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 medium cucumber (about 1/2 pound), finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the sandwiches:

  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 brioche buns or 8 slices pumpernickel bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

PREPARATION

Make the Creamy Carrot-Radish Slaw:
Whisk mayonnaise, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium bowl until smooth. Add carrots, radishes, cilantro, parsley, almonds, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.

Make the Chickpea Salad:
Whisk mayonnaise, oil, salsa verde, lemon zest, and lemon juice in another medium bowl until smooth. Pulse shallot and garlic in a food processor until very finely chopped. Add chickpeas and pulse just until coarsely chopped, about 20 seconds. Transfer to bowl with salsa verde mixture. Fold in cucumber, feta, cilantro, and parsley; season with salt and pepper.

Assemble the sandwiches:
Layer 4 slices of avocado on each bottom bun. Top with a heaping 3/4 cup chickpea mixture and 2 Tbsp. spinach. Top with top bun and serve with carrot-radish slaw alongside.

Do Ahead
Chickpea salad can be made 2 days ahead. Chill in a resealable container.

Cooks’ Note
Instead of radish-top salsa verde, you can add an additional 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley and 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro.

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