Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes About 2 servings
There is a lot to love about this Chickpea Salad. It is full of protein but also rich in iron, B6, fatty acids and folate. This article outlines the incredible health benefits of the hemp plant.
Because this Chickpea Salad is so quick to prepare, it makes the perfect meal when you don’t feel like cooking or doing a lot of prep work.
I like a little crunch in my Chickpea Salad. The addition of the celery and carrot, while optional, adds a nice bit of crunch. Plus, you get the benefit of the nutrients of the celery and the carrot in your salad. I also dressed up my sandwich with some bib lettuce and sliced tomato. Those veggies also add further nutrition as well as more flavor and crunch. Sliced pickle would also add some nice flavor, although I did not add any this time around.
You can enjoy this Chickpea Salad on some gluten-free bread, or a romaine lettuce leaf if you don’t want the bread. It is also great to put a nice hearty scoop of this salad atop of a nicely stocked green salad.
Ingredients Needed for Chickpea Salad
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 carrot, chopped (optional)
1 celery stalk, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
3 Tbsp Vegenaise or other vegan mayo
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 TBS dried Tarragon
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
How to Prepare Chickpea Salad
Add the chickpeas to a large bowl
Using a potato masher or fork, mash them lightly. This will give them a bit of texture.
Add hemp hearts, Vegenaise, Dijon, red onion, tarragon, sea salt and pepper.
Mix well until combined
Serve on the gluten free bread of preference. I used gluten free pita. Also is fantastic on a romaine leaf used as a wrap.
Add lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pickle, etc. to your sandwich. Enjoy.
This Chickpea salad makes a delicious, nutritious light meal.
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