August 25, 2010

chickpea sandwich filling

chickpea sandwich filling in pita

Drain the contents of
one 15-oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
and mash them in a bowl with a fork, potato masher, or other mashing implement.

To this bowl, add
1/2 cup okara
one carrot, grated (about 2.5 oz.)
1 scallion, sliced
half bell pepper, diced (about 2 oz.) or one celery rib, sliced
3 Tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
2 tsp. relish
2 tsp. yellow mustard
salt, to taste

and mix contents thoroughly.

You can eat this as a salad, on bread, or inside of a pita pocket, as pictured above. This made five pita sandwiches for me (half a piece of pita bread per sandwich) -- your mileage could vary depending on how much filling you put in each pita pocket.