Chickpea Apple and Pecan Salad
1 1/2 cups cooked *Chickpea beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
**All Purpose Gourmet Natural Seasoning
1/4 cup diced onion
dash of ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
1 medium Pear or apple, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
Romaine Lettuce leaves, separated, washed, and patted dry
Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the (Chickpea) garbanzo beans well, leaving some lumps for texture, (They should not be pureed). Stir together first eight ingredients in a large bowl, until blended. Add chopped pear (or apple), and pecans gently to coat. Arrange on Romaine Lettuce leaves or assemble into sandwiches. Serves 4.
*Also known as a chickpea, a garbanzo bean is a round, tan-colored legume with a slightly nutty flavor. It is used as an ingredient in soups, side dishes, and dips and is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. This bean is also processed into a garbanzo bean flour for use in baked goods.
**Low Sodium, like Spike