Monday, June 25, 2012
I am hoping that you are staying inside where it is cool! It is a hot. hot. hot. day here in the tiny town of Nickerson, Kansas!
Today is my husband and I's 18th wedding anniversary! 18 years ago today was a beautiful sunny Saturday. I married my best friend and the most interesting man I have ever known. Today we got up early and cut weeds out of our front yard, played with our 18 month old grandaughter and for lunch guess what I made the love of my life? Yep! You guessed it, Chickpea Salad with a side of fresh cut tomatoes and cucumbers. Now the picture above is not mine, eventhough I wish it was, because that my friends, is a purty salad! Nope, I went over to this blog http://theapronarchives.com/ and found this amazing salad picture! Mine was more subtle, and less..... I served mine just like this with whole wheat bread but, with shredded lettuce. Very little difference, except her plate is prettier. LOL
I love chickpea salad, it reminds me of the tuna salad my mother would buy for me when we went grocery shopping at HyVee in Iowa. Sick, right? Oh well, it is tasty with a hearty side of good memories!
Here is my own personal spin on the salad, it is simple, and yet so satisfying!
Chickpea "Tuna" Salad
1 can chickpeas, organic, if you can get them, drained and rinsed several times
2 Tbls. sweet pickle relish
3 Tbls. Vegenaisse, or mayo, whatever ya got
2 Tbls. Vadalia onion, minced
Ok, now comes the hard part if you are like me and don't have a food processor. You have to smash up the chickpeas by hand. I used my metal whisk. Break them up until they look like, well... Tuna.
Add your vegenaisse, relish and onion. Place in the refrigerator to cool down. Serve on whole wheat bread, flat bread, tortilla's or what ever floats your boat. I like mine on whole wheat with a slice of tomato and shredded lettuce.
This was the perfect anniversary lunch for us. Our daughters were both there and so was our granddaughter, who is staying with us for a week. It was nice to be together.
So, tell me about your chickpea salad, how do you make yours and do you have any happy memories associated to anything you make?
Hopefully I will find my camera and get some new pictures uploaded for you!
Posted by Brandi at 5:02 PM