Anything you can do, I can do better vegan? I think so. I seriously don’t think there’s anything that we CAN’T have, and I’m loving that. Chicken salad was a staple for any girly celebration and it’s something that’s so easy to throw together for a quick lunch. I saw a recipe for Chickpea salad in the Oh She Glows cookbook and tried it out, but thought I would like my version better that I’m used to. I wanted to use the same ingredients I used for chicken salad, but use chickpeas instead and it’s scrumptious. Most recipes say to mash the chickpeas with a fork, but I did it the lazy way (in a food processor) and it took a lot less time and effort. Just a few pulses until it’s broken up into little pieces and you’re ready to mix! I can’t wait to bring this for lunch tomorrow! I had leftover lettuce so I used them as my vessel of choice, but you can pretty much use anything you have to pair with this protein- filled chickpea salad: lettuce, crackers, bread, wraps, and vegetables.
Dilly Chickpea Salad Wraps
1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1-2 tbsp Earth Balance vegan mayo (depending how mayo you like)
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 stalk celery, halved and diced
1 Persian cucumber, diced small
2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
- Pulse chickpeas in a food processor or mash with a fork until they’re broken up and flakey.
- Mix with all other ingredients and enjoy! Dilly Dilly!
Also, I found these Earth Balance vegan cheese its from Whole Foods yesterday to eat on the side and they’re SO GOOD! Warning- try not to eat the whole box! They said plant based on the box… so why not. There are healthier alternatives to your favorite snacks, you just have to be on the lookout and you can feel better about having them occasionally. Non- GMO, no dairy, no trans fat, and plant based + great flavor. Whole Foods is definitely more dangerous to your wallet after going vegan because you get more excited to try these fun items.