Side Dish Recipes

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwiches

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

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Blend in the liquids (whatever combination you want).

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

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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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