Chickpea Quickie

Chickpea salads are awesome. They are quick, light and refreshing, and are packed with protein. Another bonus is you really can’t mess them up. Chickpeas provide a neutral base to which you can add any spices and herbs that you are craving.

Tonight, I kept it simple and went with a more traditional flavor profile. The recipe was enough for two wraps and a salad. It’s a perfect meal for lunches throughout the week or a late night, oh my god I need to eat right now, dinner.

Enjoy!

Chickpea Quickie

  • 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chop green parts (or white if you want a stronger flavor)
  • 1/4-1/2 c vegenaise
  • 1 tsp-1 Tbls yellow mustard
  • pepper to taste
  1. Mash the chickpeas with a fork to a desired consistency. I usually like a little chunk left in mine
  2. Add in the celery and green onion
  3. Start slow with the condiments, taste to your liking (I usually go heavy on the mustard and light on the mayo)
  4. Serve on a salad, wrap, sandwich or eat on its own!
Chickpea salad served as a salad, topped with spicy pickles

Chickpea salad served as a salad, topped with spicy pickles

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