For lunch today I made a chickpea salad sandwich with a side of kale chips! So delicious!
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different meatless recipes. I wouldn’t consider myself a vegan or vegetarian.
I’ve just been working on cutting back from eating meat and have been incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and beans for a more nutritious and healthy lifestyle.
While researching new recipes, I found this chickpea salad recipe.
-1 can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
–vegan mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
-spices: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
-buffalo sauce (optional)
Combine these above ingredients in a bowl and mash the chickpeas until it has a chicken salad or tuna salad recipe.
To make your own vegan ranch dressing, mix these ingredients together:
3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened non dairy milk
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
-garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, parsley and dill
Man ohh man doe this tastes just like ranch dressing. Seriously, I was so shocked!
But if you don’t have the time to make the vegan ranch dressing or don’t care if it’s vegan, then you can just use the regular ranch dressing too!
Take your favorite bread (I used the 12 grain sandwich bread and I like to lightly toast mine) and spoon on the chickpea salad mixture. Add white or red onions, tomato slices, a handful of spinach or lettuce, topped with the delicious vegan ranch dressing!
I usually enjoy this sandwich with a side of ruffle potato chips! =D
Even if you don’t like chickpeas, I think you would really enjoy this sandwich! Plus you can make this in bulk and eat it during the week for a quick meal!
Have you tried chickpeas before? What’s your favorite chickpea recipe?
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Chickpea (same as garbonzo beans) salad with scallions, green peppers, celery, red onions, cucumbers over a bed of fresh spinach with Balsamic vinagerette dressing!
I seasoned the chickpeas with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper.
It was a bit spicy, flavorful, fresh, and delicious!
What did you have for lunch today?