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Vegan “Ham” Salad Sandwich Spread

Vegan “Ham” Salad Sandwich Spread

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventure
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Smoky, salty, and savory, this low-fat, nut-free Vegan “Ham” Salad Sandwich Spread recipe is fun a fun way to switch up your sandwich game that is both tasty and nutritious.


  • 4 sundried tomato halves *
  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. can ] chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce *
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke *
  • 1 teaspoon tahini *
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari *
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Optional Ingredients:

  • ¼ to ½ cup pickle relish *

Serving Ideas:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Toasted bread (or wrap)
  • Pickle relish or pickles


  1. Place the sundried tomato halves in a small bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to sit for 5 minutes to soften. After 5 minutes, remove the softened sundried tomato halves (discard the water), finely chop, and place them into a food processor.
  2. Place all the remaining Ingredients into a food processor. Pulse a few times until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Optional: Stir in drained pickle relish or chopped pickles.
  4. Taste test and adjust ingredients accordingly to suit personal preferences.
  5. Serve on toasted bread or in a wrap with shredded lettuce with sliced tomatoes.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  4