Monday, June 3, 2013

#MeatlessMonday: Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

Here's an easy sandwich filling that's got plenty of protein and flavor. Some folks (and chickens) say it's a fun alternative to chicken salad.

You'll need:
  • cooked chickpeas
  • onion
  • carrot
  • celery
  • garlic (just a little)
  • your favorite mayo (I love Vegenaise)
  • your favorite mustard (I love Dijon)
  • herbs (dried or fresh, I used dried parsley)
  • seasoning (I totally recommend Old Bay Seasoning)

Do this:
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Toss in food processor with garlic clove(s). Process so that the chickpeas are just chopped a bit, but not so much that they become like hummus.
  2. In a bowl, mix chickpeas and everything else. Resist the urge to use a ton of mayo. You really don't need it and too much mayo makes it taste like weird hummus. 
  3. Slap onto bread with your fav garnishes for a sandwich. You can also serve on crackers as an appetizer. (It's super yummy on Herb-Garlic water crackers!) It's also good on a bed of romaine lettuce, but then again, what doesn't taste good on romaine?
Did you know chickpeas have lots of fiber and protein? This keeps you feeling satisfied after noshing on them. Read more about the health benefits of chickpeas at WHFoods.

What's your favorite way to eat chickpeas?

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  1. Hey, this sounds really yummy! I was expecting a hummus recipe, which I use often as a sandwich spread. I look forward to trying this because it's sometimes challenging to find vegetarian sandwich fillings that have substantial texture.

    Sue xo

    1. I think you'll enjoy this. It's very different from hummus. Please let me know what you think, Sue.

  2. I'd like to meet the amazing chickens who say that! haha Thanks so much for the recipe - sometimes vegan recipes overwhelm me with their intricacies, but this one seems super simple and look awesomely tasty! I'm definitely going to give it a try!!!

    1. glad you're into the recipe. yeah, i like to keep things simple when i cook too.



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