Tangy Curried Chickpea Salad
In 2006, a court in Massachusettes determined that a sandwich does indeed need to include at least two slices of bread, differentiating it from items eaten in a tortilla and ending a dispute between Panera Bread and Qdoba. Yep. That really happened.
But either way, I love things stuck between two slices of bread or on a single piece, open-faced style. This tangy salad travels well, so wrap it up in a jar or bring that bread and munch on it anywhere you go.
1-15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
3/4 cup vegenaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup onions, diced
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup radishes, diced
1 teaspoon curry
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
pinch of smoked paprika
I prefer to leave about half of the chickpeas unmashed- it adds more texture and holds together better on a sandwich.
A quick note on the ‘chunks’ in the salad: its nice when all of your veggies are diced to about the same size. It makes the texture more pleasant!
Add vegenaise, lemon juice, onions, almonds, celery, radishes, and all spices. Stir until combined. Serve immediately or save in the refrigerator for up to a week.
My favorite is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and a bit of avocado and served with a side of crunchy potato chips.