Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

I came across this recipe purely by accident.

Because we didn’t have enough leftovers, my work lunch consisted of a can of butternut squash soup. I heated up the whole can, took one bite and promptly threw it out. It was the worst soup I had ever had. Sadly I had nothing else for lunch other than some cut up veggies and a yogurt.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

My friend Sarah took pity on me and shared some of her chickpea salad. I could not believe how delicious it was…I have regularly thought about that salad since. And today, I made it for our dinner. I sure hope Andrew likes it as much as I do. I should prepare myself that he probably won’t…but a girl can hope right?

I started by rinsing and draining a can of chickpeas.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Then I gave them a good mash with my potato masher until they had a flaky texture.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Next I added in

  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • a very, very small amount of white onion diced as small as I could (it was supposed to be green onion, but I didn’t have any)
  • 1/2 cup of diced dill pickles
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Finally I added in 2 teaspoons of mustard, and whole bunch of chopped fresh dill, a splash of lemon juice and some salt and pepper to taste.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

I served these in gluten free tortillas (we are trying to watch our gluten intake. The Food for Life brand is the one we like the best) and a salad.

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

The verdict- I heart chickpea salad…maybe I heart dill pickles and dill and the salad is just a vehicle for said things…but no matter what, I like this meal a lot. Andrew really liked it too! He asked me a few times what was in it…I don’t think he could believe it was chickpeas.

 

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