Story by: Forward Food on December 14, 2018
Chickpea of the sea
Serves 4 to 5
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
¼ cup eggless mayonnaise
¼ cup red bell pepper, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
3 green onions, chopped
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup capers
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ cup seaweed, dried, crushed
In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until flaked in texture. Alternatively, if a food chopper is available, place the chickpeas in the chopper and grind until flaked in texture. Stir in celery, green onions, capers, bell pepper, mayonnaise and garlic until combined. Stir in the mustard and seaweed. Season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper, adjusting quantities to taste. Serve on toasted bread, in wraps or on top of a leafy green salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving)*
Calories: 138 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Fiber: 5 g | Total Sugar: 3 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 329 mg | Vitamin A: 21 ug | Vitamin C: 13 mg | Calcium: 49 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Folate: 40 ug
*From USDA Nutrient Database
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