Chickpea salad perfect to curb tuna cravings

FIT Staff
Mar 18, 2014

I never would have thought one thing I would miss when I cut meat and dairy from my diet was a tuna salad sandwich, but I do.

This recipe is a good replacement for this and is a lot healthier.

It can easily be made in the beginning of the week and work for a quick lunch or a great snack with carrots and cucumber slices for the whole week.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Servings: 4-6

2 Cans of Chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 red bell pepper, diced

½  medium onion, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 tablespoons dill pickle relish

½ teaspoon of garlic powder

½ teaspoon of onion powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

2 tablespoons of brown mustard

Put chickpeas in a bowl, and mash with a fork or potato masher. Mash until beans are smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix in. You can spread this on pitas or bread. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 103, Fat:  1 g, protein: 6 g, carbohydrates: 18 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium:  405 mg, fiber 4 g