Side Dish Recipes

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwiches



Here is a quick, healthy, delicious, and easily adaptable vegetarian lunch!


  • 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp each of mayonnaise, lemon juice, olive oil, and mustard (or some combination to make a 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp each of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder (or whatever spices you’d like!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped celery


In a small bowl, mash the chickpeas with a fork until partly pasty.


Blend in the liquids (whatever combination you want).



Add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the seasonings to taste. I garnish with extra chili powder.



Excellent on pita chips or in pitas (or gluten free creacker) with lettuce or avocado, but any bread will do! You can be creative with this recipe, but I love this combination! 🙂

From Blog of Joy

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Yellow Rice with Peas

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 C long-grain rice
  • 5 t Italian seasoning
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 3 C frozen peas

Heat the oil in large skillet on medium; add the onion; cook 3 minutes.  Add rice and seasonings; cook and stir 2 minutes.  Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Simmer 15 minutes, covered.  Stir in frozen peas.  Cook 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed.

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