Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

This salad is often referred to as a mock tuna salad, or mock chicken salad. Since i've never eaten tuna salad or  chicken salad (I always hated tuna and didn't find chicken salad all that appetizing...) I can't really say if that's true. I can say, that this salad is delicious. It's easy to make, and pretty healthy too. It's one of my favorite staples. This salad can be enjoyed on it's own, served in a pita, or on some large romaine lettuce leaves like here. It's so easy, delicious, filling and healthy.  I just love it.

Chickpea Salad
(makes enough for 4 large lettuce wraps)
Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

1 small can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed well!
2 tbsp miracle whip (or mayo, or veganease if you wanna be vegan)
2 tsp dijion mustard
1 tsp white vinegar
3 tsp dried dill
1/4 cucumber, diced
1-2 celery stalks, diced
2 sprigs of green onion, chopped.
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp mrs.dash
1 tsp paprika, red chili flakes (optional)

Combine the mayo, mustard, and vinegar in a bowl. Wash the chickpeas andd pat to dry. You can chop them up a bit, or leave them whole. I like to give them a course chop so you get more variety with every bite. Chop the rest of ingredients and combine them all together.  Add spices and seasonings.
Serve on a big leaf of lettuce or in a pita. Or just in a bowl.

Other add-ins:
red onion instead of green
diced pickles
grated carrot
finely chopped radish


Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

I am going to make this tonight to have for some lunches this week! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

My pleasure, It makes a great lunch!

Elizabeth Leigh said...

I've made a few other versions of this but they all had too much vegan mayo - this seems much better!! definitely plan on making it this weekend!!! Thanks:)

Erin said...

I find that with a lot of salads as well. Usually there is way too much mayo. I always go light on it to enjoy the other flavors of all the good stuff in there. :) Hope you enjoy!

Alyssa Willis said...

This looks really really good! I think I may try it soon. I wonder if you could make it without the mayo??

Erin said...

Yep, it works just as nicely with some extra virgin olive oil. Plain/greek yogurt would work as well.