Have you heard of Meatless Monday? Most likely yes – it’s a worldwide movement to encourage a more plantbased diet by eating meat free once a week on Mondays. I’m going to start sharing meatless recipes on Mondays to help spread the word and maybe inspire you to give it a try.
I’m not a strict vegetarian but I do lean towards eating meat free for many of my meals. I like to eat less meat because it is easier on the environment, a great way to eat more vegetables, and I find it easier. (You don’t have to worry about cooking veggies to a safe temp.) The Meatless Monday website has a wealth of recipes and information if you’re interested in learning more.
Mondays are hard but this recipes isn’t. It is a lifesaver when the fridge is empty and you need an emergency snack, lunch for tomorrow, or you are in the mood for a delicious sandwich. Most of the ingredients are probably items you already have on hand. Think tuna salad but sub the tuna for chickpeas and this is what you get.
It helps to mash the chickpeas a little bit to help things stick together and prevent the peas from rolling right off your sandwich. Mix in condiments, spread on your favorite sandwich bread, and top with a juicy tomato, crisp lettuce, and creamy avocado…lunch is made!
The Easiest Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Makes enough for two sandwiches
1 can of chickpeas, drained
3 tablespoons of mayo (sub in Greek yogurt if you would like)
1 tablespoon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoon pickle relish or dill pickle finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mash chickpeas with the back of a fork. Mix in other ingredients. Spread on bread for a sandwich, mix with salad greens, eat with crackers, or eat anyway you would eat tuna or chicken salad. Enjoy!
Be Happy, Be Healthy!