Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
A cooking show called the Jazzy Vegetarian just started being broadcast in my area and this recipe caught my attention. This can be used as a main dish salad on a bed of greens or as a sandwich spread. Olives or pickles could be used instead of the capers. I thought it made a really tasty sandwich on whole wheat bread.
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup minced celery, with tops
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed and minced
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 -4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise or 3 -4 tablespoons unsweetened vegan yogurt, plus more as needed
- chopped scallion
- thinly sliced radish
- other herbs (dill, mustard, curry are all possibilities) or spices (dill, mustard, curry are all possibilities)
- Put the chickpeas/garbanzo beans into a medium mixing bowl and mash them up using a potato masher. They should have some texture. (I used 2 cups of homecooked garbanzos, and found that a sturdy fork worked better).
- Add the celery, parsley, sea salt and cayenne and continue mashing to combine.
- Stir in the capers and walnuts. (I did not use walnuts, but used scallions and radishes, just to add more crunch).
- Stir in the vegan mayonnaise 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Chill for 2 to 6 hours. Serve as a sandwich spread or serve on a bed of greens, as a main dish luncheon salad.
Photo may be seen here in Savor: www.annacia.com. Love this! I'm enjoying it as lunch in a bowl. I used fat free thick yogurt, used a large scallion and went with the capers but I do think that green olives would be excellent too. Very quick and easy to make. This is a win-win recipe on all fronts. Made for February Sun and Spice in the North African/Middle East forum.
DH liked this a little better than I did. The walnuts just did not do it for me, despite my reducing to 1/3 cup. I used regular mayo so it would be vegetarian, not vegan. I added fresh dill (very good addition), dried mustard, and madras curry powder, all of which helped. I also added a couple of large fresh scallions as recommended. I tried adding pickle relish and Dijon to my portion, but it did not add or detract. We served in lavash as sandwiches. Made for Sun and Spice 2013.
This was really good. I used Miracle Whip instead of mayo and think it would be really good with olives or pickles. I am using it as a sandwich spread.