Thursday, May 17, 2012

foodie: gluten-free chickpea salad

when i started this gluten-free month, the one concern i had was about lunches.  i really like having sandwiches and pitas and wraps, but i don't want to become dependant of gluten-free breads, either.  so, for the sake of health, i've been opting for healthy whole foods...which is really best anyway : )  in search of some yummy lunch options, i developed this chickpea salad recipe that's great by itself or over lettuce.

here's what you'll need for chickpea salad for two...

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 shallot, lightly sauteed if desired to take the "edge" off
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp plain, full-fat yogurt (or sour cream)
1 tbsp horseradish sauce
salt & pepper
herbs - i used chopped basil and chives

1. lightly mash 1/2 of the chickpeas and leave the other 1/2 of the can whole (for texture reasons :-)

2. mix everything together!

serve by itself, with a pickle or over lettuce to make it into a true salad.

i think this could also be great with chopped nuts -- like walnuts or pecans -- and sliced grapes.  i'll let you know if i come up with any other concoctions that are worthwhile.


1 comment:

  1. YUM-- I have been craving everything chickpea lately so I will have to try this!


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