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Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

Hey yo! I have finally mustered up the courage to take photos of my favorite vegan recipes. Thanks to my beautiful girlfriend Ashley, who recently decided to cut meat out of her life (HOLLAAAAAA!), I will be sharing the foods that make my tummy and my conscience happy! Bear with me as I get my perfectionism in tact with photography and presentation. I’m sure I’ll be looking back on these years from now and be completely embarrassed at my amateurity (not a word, but you get what I mean).

Let’s get started with one of my boyfriend’s favorite vegan foods I have thrown together….

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The Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Nothing says summer to me like a crunchy, creamy, fresh sandwich. I used to eat chicken salad sandwiches like a champion (a murdery champion), but now that I don’t like rotting flesh in my meals, I needed to find a way to replace the chicken in my favorite sandwich. Enter chicken’s non-central-nervous-system-having cousin, the chickpea! Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are PACKED with protein, fiber, iron, and healthy fats. So to all you people askin’ where I get my protein, this is one of my fave non-dead sources! This recipe also includes Earth’s butter – the avocado.

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INGREDIENTS (serves 6)

Chickpea Salad
1 can Organic Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, drained & rinsed
1 Organic AvocadoDSC02021
2 stalks Organic Celery, diced
7 cloves Organic Garlic, minced
1 Organic Lemon
3/4 cup Veganaise
1/2 cup Organic Red Onion, diced
3 Organic Chives, diced
1/3 cup Pickle Juice
Fresh ground pepper & sea salt, to taste

 

Sandwich
1 loaf Franz Organic Vegan 24 Grain Bread (or your favorite vegan, organic bread)
Earth Balance Buttery Spread
Organic Spinach
Sriracha (everything needs Sriracha)

Optional
Organic Green/Red Pepper, diced
Organic Pickles, diced
Dijon Mustard

 

 

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DIRECTIONS

1 – Rinse and drain your chickpeas and spread them out on a large cutting board. Chop that shit up!

2 – Add chopped chickpeas to a large mixing bowl. Mix in Veganaise, Pickle Juice, the juice of 1 Lemon, and Salt & Pepper, to taste.

3 – Dice/mince celery, onion, garlic, and cut avocado. Add to mixing bowl and combine all ingredients.

4 – Toast & butter your bread, add a layer of spinach to one side, add a hefty amount of Chickpea Salad to the other side, douse one side in Sriracha (spicy foods boost metabolism!), then marry the two sides.

5 – Enjoy the fuck out of your delicious, cruelty-free chickpea salad sandwich!

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

& Bodhi wanted to say he approves of these ingredients ;)

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Bulldog enthusiast, outspoken vegan, organic produce hoarder, pretend tv chef, and appreciative hand-me-down beneficiary (thanks mom & Kaleigh!).