Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Vegan Recipe - "Save a Chicken" Salad

Since I advocate meatless meals as an easy way to be kinder to the earth, it was suggested that I occasionally include a vegan/vegetarian recipe. So here goes: the following recipe is a great sandwich spread. I hope you enjoy it!

"Save a Chicken" Salad

Servings: 3-4 Sandwiches

1-2 cups Chick Peas (garbanzos)
1-2 tablespoons Onions, diced
1/2 cup Pickles, diced
2 heaping tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
1/4 cup Juice from pickles

Mash the chick peas ... I've found that the best tool for this is my hands (clean, of course).
Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Scoop as much or as little as you like into a sandwich, add lettuce (if desired) ... and eat.

  • Canned chick peas (garbanzos) work in this recipe but aren't as good as the dried ones, freshly cooked. Cooking chick peas is easy and it eliminates the added salt and preservatives found in the canned variety. If you use the canned variety, be sure to rinse them well ... this will remove about 50% of the sodium.
  • Any kind of vegetables can be added. Try diced celery instead of pickles or add chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce to the mix.
  • All of my measurements are approximate and based on our tastes. I suggest adding flavors slowly, tasting along the way and adjusting quantities to one's own preference.

Please note: this recipe has been endorsed by Chickens everywhere. :)