Monday, November 15, 2010

Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

smashed chicpeas

I had a bad day today and arrived home in a slightly foul mood. Grrrr. However, such things are usually cured by making dinner. Not anything complicated, mind you. Why invite frustration? No, nights like tonight call for something easy and delicious.

This chickpea sandwich filling is something that I don't make nearly often enough. The recipe came to me via Smitten Kitchen and it is easily my favourite sandwich filling and it is not complicated to make at all. The ingredients are the kinds of things that I usually have on hand in the kitchen, but the result is greater than the sum of its parts.

onions!

I highly recommend doing what is suggested in the original recipe post, which involves adding a slice of roasted red pepper to the sandwiches. Tonight I also added vegan mayonnaise and some very ripe avocado slices. It helped too that we happened to have a loaf of my favourite bread, the Kamut loaf from Grainfields Bakery. Fantastic!

sandwich of champions

I'd like to point out that we are exactly half way through Vegan Mofo! Anyone else feeling a bit exhausted? I think I can make it! We all can! Go vegans!

J.

8 comments:

The Edgy Vedgy said...

i absolutely love chick pea salad sandwiches...i've never added onions though...i'll definitely be doing this soon.

peggy said...

that looks like a perfect sandwich. im jealous

Allison, The Busy (Happy!) Vegan said...

Looks yummy. You should try the "better-than-tuna-salad" (all chickpeas, and SO delicious) from The Vegan Table. One of my favourites.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Hell yes! That sandwich looks great!

astrorainfall said...

Yumm...what a great idea...

T said...

I never heard of that as a sandwich filling before, looks fantastic! Sorry you had a bad day!

Sarah P said...

Oh, you're much healthier than me--whenever I make any form of chickpea salad, I add a bunch of vegenaise. ^_^;

EK said...

I love this recipe because I can totally make it in the caf! And it's super healthy!

Thanks.