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Lovely Lunch: Chickpea Sandwich Filling and Smoothie

Posted by kathleenerindavis on April 21, 2010

A Food Babies first? At least for me it might be. I’m always blogging about dinner or dessert, but what about lunch (I think I may have written about some brunch foods before, but never lunch). One of the pluses to being home during the day is that I can make myself lunch everyday instead of relying on the expensive and often uninspired midtown Manhattan lunch selections or packing the same thing every day.

Today’s lunch was particularly tasty and could be packed and taken to work if you are lucky enough to have a job.

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Serve on toasted sandwich flat bread or pita bread, with lettuce/sprouts/tomato. Other raw, chopped vegetables like celery can be substituted for the cucumber. Make vegan by replacing the mayo with fake mayo or sliken tofu or non-dairy salad dressing.

(makes about 3 servings)


1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

½ cucumber, chopped

½ onion, chopped

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried dill weed

salt and pepper to taste


Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pour chickpeas into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.

I had it with sun chips and a smoothie (my go to smoothie lately has been strawberries, black berries, vanilla yogurt, soy milk and ice)


2 Responses to “Lovely Lunch: Chickpea Sandwich Filling and Smoothie”

  1. Hilary said

    Ooooh, this sounds tasty! Chickpeas + dill, how can you go wrong?!

  2. Ray said

    I am in love with Dill! I can’t wait to get my hands on some fresh dill.

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