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New tasty lunch.

Posted Jan 26 2009 4:28pm

So I made a new vegetarian lunch today and then on top of that I found the directions to make my FAVORITE bread of all time, Olga bread from Olga's.  Ahhhh, the thoughts and tastes of home.  I haven't had Olga's in a few years and now I don't have to go a few more either, I probably will make the bread either this week or during the weekend.  I found a vegetarian chickpea sandwich filling and surprisingly "O" LOVED it.  She's had chickpeas in the vegetarian chili I make and so she asked to eat one and the girl just tried to steal them all.  Luckily I was able to save them so they could get smashed for the tortilla wrap.  It was actually really good but since my dishwasher was running I couldn't chop the veggies up better since both cutting boards were in there.  It turned out still which is good.  I think next time I'll add the poppy seed dressing instead of the mayo.  "The Hubby" liked it, it wasn't the best thing since sliced bread for him but at least it was something healthy to eat.

Here's the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pour chickpeas into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information
Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 258
Total Fat: 5.8g
Cholesterol: 3mg
Sodium: 577mg
Total Carbs: 43.5g
    Dietary Fiber: 8.5g
Protein: 9.4g

I actually used the 16oz can, made three sandwiches out of it and I still have enough for three or four more.  The nutritional facts are a little off.  You can add stuff to it or take stuff away, it's pretty easy to make it your own.  One thing though, if you use a fork to mash the chickpeas up, it'll take forever.  Use a blender or something to help with time. 

I was really happy that "O" sat and ate it all gone and fairly quickly too.  It's good to try new foods and I was nervous about garbanzo beans until I had them in a salad a year and a half ago and now I think they taste good.  Tomorrow will be the real test when I put it in "N's" lunch.  He's not too great with change but we'll see.

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