Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

If you haven’t read Thug Kitchen, I highly recommend his recipes.  While the language can take you off guard if you’re not ready for it, his recipes rock!  I saw this recipe this week and had to try it! The recipe (or language) has been altered.


1 ¼ cup torn, packed basil leaves

1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon lemon zest

½ teaspoon salt

2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (or one 15 ounce can)

1 carrot

Put all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor and blend until smooth-ish.


No food processor? Chill the fuck out. Just put the almonds in a plastic bag and smash them until they are tiny and chop the rest of that shit up super small too. Mix all of it together with a fork until it looks like a paste.


Mash up the chickpeas in a medium bowl so that they kind of look like a paste but some chunks of bean are all good.


Grate the carrot into the bowl and mix that shit together with the chickpea paste. Add about a ⅓ cup of the pesto and stir until everything is coated then taste. Maybe you like more pesto than me, I don’t fucking know. Add some more until your ass is happy with it.


Grab some of your favorite sammie ingredients and add SANDWICH ARTIST to your fucking resume.


Makes 3 legit sandwiches.

From Thug Kitchen

I decided to grill our bread in the panini maker we have and it gave the perfect crunch to the bread.


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One Response to Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

  1. Mark says:

    This was another really tasty sandwich. I really liked the pesto and all the basil. The toasted bread on the panini maker put it over the top. Yum.

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