What do people eat for lunch? I feel like now that I'm back in the daily grind I just don't know what to eat for my mid day meal. I prefer to pack my own for several reasons, the main two being cost and health, but unless I've got a good amount of leftovers from the previous night's dinner, I just don't know what to do. Sandwiches are an easy option but when you don't eat meat, cheese and veg can get a bit boring. It's time like this that make me miss certain foods now that I've cut land animals from my diet. Chicken salad sandwiches are just one of those things.
While skimming through the delightful and infamous Angela of Oh She Glows' cookbook I found a chickpea salad sandwich that took me back in time like no other. In reality, the base of this recipe is just your favourite chicken salad with chickpeas in place of the chicken, which is genius in it's simplicity. This is the kind of lunch I can get into. I used celery, bell pepper, pickle, and shallot to pad this out, but next time I think I'm also going to add shredded carrot, because why not?
To make this vegan, use veganaise in place of regular mayo and away you go.
Keep reading for the recipe!
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 dill pickles, chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, medium size, chopped
3 Tbsp mayonaise
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Using a potato masher, mash the chickpeas until you've reached a flakey texture.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well
- Serve on toast, crackers, or over a green salad