Chickpea Salad Sandwich
I love sandwiches. Especially for lunch. There's just something very "Ozzy & Harriet" and simple about a sandwich for lunch that really appeals to me. Meatloaf, Ham, Egg Salad, Turkey, Sloppy Joe....they were my favorites when I still ate meat and when I started weaning myself off of meat the trusted sandwich was the last thing to go. I've had tomato sandwiches before and I love them...but I needed to find other options for great tasting, easy to make sandwiches to bring to work for lunch.
I saw a lot of variations on this recipe but I'm not one to fuss over things. I like simple....especially since I don't have a lot of time during the day to spend fussing over a sandwich. This has the taste of ham salad or chicken salad. Of course the texture is a little different but I like the difference.
I used Nayonaise....a vegan mayonaise substitute that tastes a bit like miracle whip though it is less smooth than regular mayonaise. I like the tase and it's got nothing in it that I don't want to put in my body.
1 Can Chickepas, drained & rinsed
3 Tbsp Nayonaise (or any healthy mayonaise substitute)
1 Tbsp Organic Pickle Relish
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until mashed but still chunky. This is something you can do to your preference. I like it a bit chunky myself!
Mix the chickpeas with the remaining ingredients. This makes enough for four or five sandwiches. Super good, super cheap and super healthy!
I put mine on whole wheat bread with a huge slice of garden tomato and romaine lettuce. That and a big bowl of fruit and lunch is on the table!