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chickpea salad sandwich

August 2, 2018
chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

besides grilled cheese + veggie burgers, try to think of a sandwich that doesn’t have meat? it’s hard, right? when the husband + I made the decision to stop eating meat, I thought I’d never eat another sandwich again! slightly dramatic, but it was an actual thought. this is where creativity + the internet come in handy. there are geniuses in our midst.

I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you, the thought of mushed chickpeas between two pieces of bread sounded AWFUL. it took awhile for me to muster up the courage to make + eat a chickpea salad sandwich. (fact: I’m not an adventurous eater. I prefer “normal” food). I was pleasantly surprised. it is now a “quick, on the go” staple in our house. even the baby likes it!

chickpea salad sandwich

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

let’s pretend we’re in middle school, playing truth or dare. you pick dare. I dare you to make + eat a chickpea salad sandwich. if you eat tuna or chicken salad sandwiches, I can assure you this won’t shock your system. it’s all the familiar flavors you’d expect. as a bonus: it’s healthier! chickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, iron + more. I’d also venture to say it’s more “natural” for beans to be in a can than meat, but that’s purely my opinion.

I’m terrible at following recipes verbatim. I find a favorite + alter it just a bit to our family’s liking. this is my favorite chickpea salad sandwich recipe right here. I add ketchup + pickle relish to my sauce (in addition to the mustard + mayo). as for the veggies, I always add carrots + celery, and whatever else I have on hand – like red onion, cabbage, bell pepper, etc.

do you have a favorite meat-free sandwich recipe?

chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

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