Cheesy Sweet Potato Chickpea Sandwich
- 2-3 pretzel rolls (sub any bread of choosing)
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 small sweet potato, cubed
- 1 cup sweet onion, diced
- 1/3 cup gruyere, shredded
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Toss your cubed sweet potato in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Lay the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking, heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot add the diced onions and sauté for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes add in your chickpeas and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
- Once your potatoes have baked for 15 minutes, take them out of the oven and transfer them to the skillet. Add in the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper as well. Toss for 2-3 minutes.
- Add gruyere into the skillet and toss until the cheese is fully melted.
- Divide the skillet mixture into your pretzel rolls or bread of choice.
- EAT UP!
*If you are wondering where in the heck to get a pretzel roll, I get mine from Trader Joes!
Sandwiches and salads are things that have endless possibilities. I mean the only parameters are “stuff between bread” and “stuff on top of lettuce” respectively. And even those definitions are slightly narrow and limiting. So this opens a huge world of possibility, where nearly anything and everything is possible and yet I find myself eating the same combos over and over again. Almond butter and jelly. Almond butter bananas and honey. Hummus and veggies. Etc. This isn’t just me, right?!? We get stuck amidst the endless sea of possibilities. I get it. So I thought it would be nice to provide a super easy, yet interesting flavor combo for a sandwich. Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, sweet onions, and gruyere cheese. WHAM. Put that baby on a pretzel roll and life is good. Ya feel me?
I’m a big fan of untoasted bread. I don’t know why, I think I just love how soft and spongey it is. However, you could also panini press this sandwich or toast the bread if you’re into that sort of thing. It will make it even warmer and even more of an experience for your mouth. Plus panini pressing it might help to prevent the insides from spilling out while you eat it!
The other fun thing you could do with this delicious mess, is turn it into a salad! Put it on top of quinoa or kale or just serve it with hummus and you’re good to go. That way you can make it gluten free without searching out gluten free bread. ‘Cause I know some of y’all aren’t the biggest fan of gluten free bread. Anyway you do it, I hope you have fun. I hope you feel unstuck in your sandwich options. And I hope you have a fork around when you eat this sandwich, so you can pick up all the pieces that fall. (Hopefully not into your lap!)