Unbelievable Chickpea Salad
I am not a vegan, I am and always will be a carnivore. However, I do believe that most people eat way more meat that what is needed for their diet. There are other ways to get protein into your diet other than meat sources — lentils, fish, legumes, nuts, seeds are all great sources of protein. So if you’re looking for something new to bust out at your next potluck or just for your lunch this week, you have to give this one a try!
I purchased an amazing vegan cookbook The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon and I was blown away by the recipes that she came up with, the creativity was really awesome and got me excited. Not just to cook some yummy vegan dishes, but to also put my own spin on some by adding an animal meat source.
This recipe, however, did not need any tweaking. It tastes so yummy and fresh, it will leave you coming back for more, and more, and more…
This salad is great on crackers, on a sandwich, in a lettuce bib or as a dip!
I doubled this recipe so that I would have enough for lunches this week, a great go to when you’re in a hurry!
1 (425g) can of chickpeas (preferably BPA free) 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons store bought or homemade mayo (I use Neal Brothers because it at least uses organic canola oil, it’s next to impossible to find a mayonnaise without it) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ teaspoons yellow mustard 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill (Oh She Glows says optional, but I say MUST) 1 ½ to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste ¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea sat, to taste Fresh ground black pepper
1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a potato masher until they have a flaky texture. 2. Stir in celery, green onions, red pepper, pickles, mayonnaise and garlic until well combined.
3. Stir in mustard and dill and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper, adjusting to your taste. 4. Serve with crackers, lettuce bibs, in a tortilla, sandwich or on top of a yummy green salad.
(Reference: The Oh She Glows Cookbook Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Angela Liddon)