Sunday, February 10, 2008

mmmm chickpea sandwich

oops so i haven't updated for a long time. i dunno why. embarrassed about my shitty pictures i guess, haha. well i've updated to my crappy camera, but i admit i'm not very good at taking pictures.

well this is what i had for dinner (/ late lunch?) today.

chickpea salad sandwich with cucumber, lettuce, tomato and mayo along with a handful of jalapeno cheddar kettle chips and half an asian pear. delicious.

i think every veg*n has their own version of this chickpea stuff. it's a super tasty alternative to chicken or tuna salad. it's a very forgiving thing to make -- just throw in any crunchy veggies you have and it will probably be good. use mayo (real or vegan) or salad dressing instead of plain yogurt. i had some left over from something else and wanted to use it up. i just kind of threw mine together, but i think this is approximate (hopefully i'm not forgetting anything here, i made it yesterday):

jeni's chickpea salad

1 can chickpeas, drained
1 rib celery, chopped
1/4 of an onion, minced
1/4 of a cucumber, chopped
plain yogurt
dried dill weed
sea salt, fresh cracked pepper
lemon juice
garlic salt

place chickpeas in a bowl and mash with fork (or pulse in a food processor). add veggies and a few dollops of yogurt and mix until it is a spreadable consistency. season with dill, salt and pepper, garlic salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice. mix well. if time allows, refrigerate to let flavors mix together.

serve on bread or pita with other sandwich fixings or use as a dip for crackers, chips, or veggies.

i'm thinking that pear would be really good in a sandwich somehow. maybe with some cheese in a panini-style sandwich. and i also don't think this is an original thought. i'm pretty sure i saw giada de laurentiis make something like that on her show once. damn.

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