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Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Chickpea "Chicken" Salad


Chickpea “Chicken” Salad


The other night I was looking for this mock chicken salad at whole foods. Sadly they didn't carry it so I decided to make my own. Seriously, it is my new favorite food! I even packed it for lunch tomorrow and I do not eat leftovers for lunch like ever! It is so easy to make you have got to try it! 

Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas – reduced sodium
5 tablespoons veganise or earth balance (vegan mayo – can be found at whole foods)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
5 celery stalks – stems removed
1/6th of a sweet onion
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
¾ tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons paprika
Sprinkle of mustard powder
Option- grapes


Directions:

Rinse and drain chickpeas. Heat the chickpeas in boiling water on the stove for 3 minutes and drain.

In a food processor, chop the onion and celery.

In a large bowl add; onions, celery, veganise or mayo of choice, mustard, and seasonings. Add the chickpeas and use a masher to smash some of them (keep about ¾ of the chickpeas whole). Stir and season to taste.

Can be served on top of toasted bread or a bed of lettuce.  

1 comment:

Mike Miller said...

This was sooooo delicious. I packed it for my lunch too! Kirby is quite the little inventive cooker!