Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard

Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard |
  • Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard
Posted on April 27, 2016

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My cooking and eating habits are strongly influenced by the different seasons. A lot of this has to do with the seasonal availability of produce (April means that I’m currently eating ALL of the rhubarb!). There are also a few cooking techniques that factor into the equation as well (you certainly won’t see me grilling outside in January’s sub-zero temperatures). And then there are some foods that, for whatever reason, just feel right during certain times of the year. I can’t really explain it. I guess it’s just kind of a “food mood” (say that three times fast!), for lack of a better descriptor.

And during the Springtime, I crave sandwiches.

Is that totally strange? I think it has something to do with my urge to get my body outside as much as possible. After a long winter spent hibernating against cold temperatures and harsh winds, there is a lot of joy in the simple act of packing up a few sandwiches and heading out to the waterfront park at lunchtime. It’s a small pleasure that has a big impact on my overall health and well being.

Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard |

I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise (it kind of freaks me out, to be honest), so I’m always looking for new and different ways to jazz up my sandwiches. My friends at Stonewall Kitchen really know a thing or two about condiments, so I knew I could count on them to provide me with some awesome alternatives. Enter stage left: Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip.

Tangy, sweet and a little spicy (but not so spicy that it will burn your tongue off), this Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip is the perfect way to add a bit of zip to any and all sandwiches. So go pick up a bottle (or three!) and join me in saying a big fat “NO!” to boring lunches!

For today’s recipe, not only am I spreading this Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip straight onto my sandwich bread, but I’m also using it as part of the base for creating a flavorful, dairy-free Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad. If you’re like me and you usually avoid “salad sandwiches” for fear of mayonnaise, than this recipe is made for you. An avocado provides all of the necessary creaminess. And the pineapple is a great sweet compliment to the other savory ingredients.

If you make my Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard, come back and tell me about it! And tell me what other creative ways you’ve come up with for using Stonewall Kitchen’s Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip {hint: try brushing a little bit on some grilled shrimp}. I want to hear all about it!



Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard

Yield: Makes 4-6 sandwiches

Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pineapple Salad Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Mustard


  • For the Smashed Chickpea Salad
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, peel and seed discarded
  • 3/4 cups finely diced pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons Stonewall Kitchen Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip
  • 1 tsp. salt

  • For the Sandwiches
  • Stonewall Kitchen Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip
  • Sliced bread (or sandwich rolls)
  • Mixed greens
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers


  1. Make the smashed chickpea salad. Add the chickpeas to a medium bowl and smash them lightly with a fork until about half of the chickpeas are broken down. Add the avocado and smash it together with the chickpeas. Add the pineapple, mustard and salt, stirring to combine. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to make the sandwiches.
  2. Make the sandwiches. Spread a thin layer of the mustard onto one side of your bread. Top with a few mixed greens, about 1/2 cup of the smashed chickpea salad, some sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and additional greens. Top with a second slice of bread. Serve immediately.


  • I really miss all of the rhubarb I could grow in New England! It is so hard to find in Florida. Fortunately, I can find everything that I need to make this incredible sandwich. I LOVE the addition of the pineapple and need this on my lunch menu ASAP!


    • Yes, rhubarb is one of the things that grows crazy well here in New England. I guess that is what we get in return for our terrible winters! Ha ha. I hope you try out the sandwiches, Ashley!

  • My eating habits definitely change with the seasons, too! I love sandwiches when the weather gets warmer. It’s so fun to customize the flavors and easy to just grab ‘n go. This version looks fantastic! I love the chickpea and pineapple combo. I have a feeling I would be making this ALL the time!


    • Thanks, Gayle! Let me know if you try it out!

  • Oh man, I feel the same way! I was craving a sandwich yesterday for lunch and couldn’t find a good one, so I wish I had this one! That mustard is dreamy, so into it! xo


    • Get yourself some sandwiches, girl! 🙂

  • I totally avoid salad sandwiches because I’m firmly anti-mayo, but that sauce sounds SO good! I wish I had this sandwich for lunch today 🙂


    • Glad I’m not the only “non-mayo” person out there. Get yourself some of this mustard dip. You’ll love it!

  • I’m anti-mayo too!! This is brilliant. All the flavors here have me rethinking today’s lunch…. xo.


    • Thanks, Tessa. So many better options out there than mayonnaise, in my humble opinion! 🙂

  • Ok, SO… Sriracha honey mustard dip sounds BOMB! And this sandwich. OMG! I love how unique it is! The chickpea-avo-pineapple combo sounds delicious. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for this dip! I love their maple bacon aioli, we always put it on breakfast pizzas!


    • Maple bacon aioli on breakfast pizza = I MUST HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW!

  • Wow, this looks amazing! This sandwich is loaded and I love the avo with pineapple 🙂


    • Thanks, Medha! Definitely a filling sandwich!

  • I know how you feel! Sandwiches are total comfort food for me too! Esp ones like this one! WOW! I LOVE the smashed chickpea salad. . the pineapple is genius and I LOVE the Sriracha Honey Mustard Dip!! oh my gawd, that sounds fabulous!


    • Thank you so much, Alice. I love your excitement! 🙂

  • Packing a sandwich and heading to the park for lunch sounds like perfection. Such a creative sandwich!!!


    • Thanks, Sara. Definitely got to get outside as much as possible this time of year!

  • I’m so the same way – once spring hits I start wanting both sandwiches and lighter salads! This smashed chickpea sandwich sounds awesome!!


    • Yes to all the sandwiches and salads!

  • You know I’m a mess when it comes to sandwiches.. (!!) So I was so excited to see your gorgeous sandwich, Liz! The avo paired with pineapple sounds amazing and I know, the texture is sublime! I say yaaaas please to Stonewall’s sriracha honey mustard. I can feel a mouth party comin on! Gorgeous work, Liz! xo


    • I can’t imagine you ever being a mess about anything, Traci! XOXO!

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