Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chickpea Sammies

Ohhh-Emmm---Gee (OMG)....

Who would have thought that this would be so delicious.  Actually, to me, they were beyond delicious.  I *love* hummus which is made from chickpeas/garbanzo beans so I figured that I would probably like this.  And I was right!  I love being right.  LOL.


16 oz can of Garbanzo Beans
2 Stalks of celery (diced)
1 small onion (diced)
2-3 tbsp of Mayonnaise  (I used the mayo with olive oil)
1/2 peeled and sliced cucumber
1 small tomato (sliced)
Toasted Bread OR Pita Pockets
A dash of garlic salt
Salt and Pepper to taste


1. Drain can of Garbanzo beans
2. Pour into med size bowl
3. Mash Garbanzo beans (or you can use a food processor to chop them) to where they almost become a paste HOWEVER if you do this by hand they will probably be a bit chunky and that is ok.
4. Mix in mayo, diced celery, onions, garlic salt, salt & pepper.
5. Toast bread
6. Spread on to toasted bread.  Add slices of cucumber, tomato and any other vegetables you like (next time I am going to add lettuce).


Did you know that 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans provide  5-7g of protein and fiber.  You do however need to check the sodium content of some brands and opt to get the lower sodium beans.

Linking this post to Must Try Mondays.


  1. I love this recipe! Thanks for posting. The other day I was opening up a can of Garbanzo beans for a different recipe I had and all of my cats went nuts and thought I had opened up a can of Tuna as a treat. LOL I smelled it and lo and behold it did have a Tuna Fish kind of smell and I told my husband that I bet I could use Garbanzo beans in a Tuna casserole instead of the actual Tuna. So I really love this recipe. It reminds me of Tuna salad. I can't wait to try it.

  2. I love hummus, so I can be positive that I would love this recipe. I will give this one a try!

  3. I will have to remember to try this one.

  4. Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is really smart of you! It looks pretty healthy, and hummus is really filling. Thanks for sharing this at Must Try Monday!


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