Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chickpea Apple Salad

1 can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and mashed with a fork
1 apple, diced (I used a Gala, but I suspect a Fuji or a honeycrisp would be good too)
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp dried rubbed sage
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
a few grinds of black pepper
1/3 cup veganaise
handful of raisins

When you mash chickpeas, you get a delightfully flaky texture reminiscent of canned tuna fish. You can do it by pulsing in a food processor, but I've found I like the texture better when I mash the beans by hand with a sturdy fork. Mix all of the ingredients together and serve tucked into a pita with a couple of lettuce leaves, or in a sandwich roll, or spooned over a bowl of mixed baby greens. If you want to cut back on the fat in the recipe a bit, use less mayonaise and splash some white balsamic vinegar on to the salad to add more moisture.

Old Bay seasoning can be purchased pre-mixed in most good grocery stores. It's a mix of a number of spices, including bay leaf, celery salt, cayenne, black pepper, paprika, cloves, allspice, mustard, ginger, mace, cinnamon, and cardamom.

1 comment:

  1. rad! this looks like my "tunUGH" salad sandwiches!!