August 1, 2010

Garbanzo Bean Sandwich Spread

This garbanzo bean spread can be addicting as an open face sandwich on hearty toasted bread. I added avocado, bacon and tomatoes too!

15 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 whole celery stalks
2 tablespoons relish (or a dill pickle)
1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
2 teaspoon nutritional yeast (You can find this in the "natural food" section of a grocery store (often it is with the bulk items and you can buy just as much or as little as you would like) also any health food store will carry it (again check the bulk section before buying a big bag))
1 tablespoon tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons real mayonnaise (or a vegan one)
1/2 teaspoon kelp (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork until coarse and no whole beans are left. Alternatively, pulse beans in a food processor a few times, careful not to puree, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Shred celery with cheese grater or pulse a few times in a food processor. Transfer to the mixing bowl. One small dill pickle may be shredded or minced and used in place of the relish. Transfer to the mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

inadvertent farmer said...

Question...have you found a good pickle (dill or sweet) that does not have artificial coloring?

I did not can pickles this year and am on the look out for a good one!

We love garbanzos so I think the kids would love this one, Kim