My vegan take on your classic, nostalgic egg salad sandwiches! Perfect for a picnic or sunny day, these guys will take you back to simpler times!
OK, so I think sandwiches are my favourite food.. The combinations are endless, but there is always one beautiful constant - BREAD.
I remember many picnics of my childhood.. they were so easy-going and carefree. Whether it be with an egg salad sandwich or a PB & J in hand- I was always VERY pleased to have one.. with a good old grape juice box to wash it all down of course.. Wholesome times!
..But what makes the egg salad sandwich in particular so memorable? It's the SAUCE!! A good half of what made the sandwich what it was. Simple and plain- yellow mustard and mayonnaise.. That's all there was to it but it was SO good! I wanted it with everything. I ate my fries with that mixture instead of ketchup for a very good chunk of my younger years. We are keeping that sauce alive and veganized today with my recipe..
Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
Yields: 4 - 6 sandwiches
1 can chickpeas (rinsed)
2/3 cup chopped celery
2/3 cup (finely) chopped pickles
1 tsp chopped dill (optional)
4 tbsp green onions
2 - 3 tbsp yellow mustard
3 - 4 tbsp Veganaise or other vegan mayo
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
2 tomatoes (cut into slices)
4-6 large lettuce leaves
1/4 cup bean sprouts
mustard for spreading
Rinse your chickpeas thoroughly and place them in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add your Veganaise, yellow mustard and lemon juice. With a fork or potato masher, mash the ingredients until fairly smooth and creamy looking. You can also blend them in a food processor or blender if you prefer! When mostly mashed, add your salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Mix that in.
Next, chop your veg! Add the chopped celery, pickles, green onion and dill to your mixture and gently mix in.
Now, taste test! Need anything? More salt, perhaps? Add additional ingredients until chickpea salad is to your liking!
Once you're happy with your mix, prepare desired bread and toppings, then serve or pack up for a picnic!
Time to get your picnic basket out, grab the car keys and enjoy the afternoon! Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this recipe! #chickpeasalad