Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Okay, so some of my food creations can be a little unusual. And while I usually find them delicious, there's no guaranteeing that others would reach the same verdict. But this particular recipe is something my Mom has sampled, and she approves heartily, so I feel confident sharing it with you, dear readers. Not only is it tasty, it's nutritious!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Makes one sandwich; just multiply the recipe if you're feeding a family

1/2 c. chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and mashed with a fork
(you can also take the skins off if you want to)
1-2 T. Greek-style yogurt
(It's similar to mayonnaise in consistency, but fat-free. I use Fage 0%)
1-2 t. low-fat mayonnaise

Combine ingredients, and add any of the following according to your taste:
Chopped celery
Diced onion
Sliced green onion
Chopped dill pickles
etc. (Think along the lines of whatever you like in tuna salad or chicken salad)

Add salt and pepper to taste, along with any other herbs or spices you like. Combine everything and spread on a slice of bread. Add lettuce, spinach, sprouts, etc. Top with a second slice of bread and enjoy!

P.S. The lovely checkered napkin you see in the foreground is one of my sewing creations.


  1. Your mom and I had it for lunch today with Grandmommy and Granddaddy. We made it with chopped hard-boiled egg, chopped celery, green onion, pickle relish, mayo, garlic powder, pepper, lettuce.

    It was delicious!

    Aunt Susan

  2. That looks like a mighty tasty sandwich. Love how bright and cheerful your blog looks. :)

  3. That does sound good, I'll have to try it. I can't use the yogurt though - I'm thinking I would just use more mayo as I can't think of something else non-dairy that would work.