CURRIED CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICH

curry, salad

curry, salad

I'm going to assume you are probably thinking one of three things:

  1. I've had that/made that before.
  2. Hmm...that sounds interesting!
  3. What the?

Hopefully it is one of the first two, but if not, then I have a feeling I can convert you. Muahahaha!  <--- Getting in the Halloweeen spirit!  Ha!

Anyway, the other day I was thinking of how much I enjoy egg salad and tuna salad sandwiches, and thought "what other types of salad sandwiches can I make?"  It was then that I rummaged through my kitchen and found several cans of chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans).  Yes, that was it!  There are many ways you could make this recipe, but I chose to go with curry because I love the flavor.

Side note: someone in my house isn't a big fan of chickpeas, but ended up really enjoying this as a sandwich.  Yay!

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Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich, serves 4 to 5 sandwiches

3 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained 1/2 c. celery, diced 1/4 c. grapeseed oil (can substitute for olive oil) 1 1/2 tsp. curry 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Begin my mashing the chickpeas.  You don't want it to be completely smooth, but more of a consistency of egg salad.

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Once mashed, mix in the remaining ingredients.  You can eat this on its own, or spread it on bread (I used sprouted wheat) with some lettuce and tomato.

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I love how easy this was to make, and how much flavor is packed into this sandwich.  Yum!  A great added bonus is that it works with many ways of eating (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, etc.).  Enjoy!

xo.  Jen