The first thing I will say is that I liked egg salad sandwiches, but I like no-egg salad better. The second thing I will say is that realistically, if you don’t put pickles in your egg salad there is probably something seriously wrong with you, and this recipe is as good as it is because of them. And I don’t even like pickles in sandwiches. This is a testament, y’all.
So what is the secret? If you’re vegan or like to make jokes about vegans I bet you’ve already guessed it…chickpeas. They’re like the divine’s gift to all delicious meat-free foods. Hummus, falafel, even cookies! (I can’t find the cookie recipe now, but if I ever rediscover how I made those you know I’ll share it, they were awesome)
The best thing about this sandwich is the combination of the chickpeas and the whole wheat bread are a complete protein (I am probably going to write more about this soon). People love protein, right? They must, because seriously it’s all I ever hear about. Balance and moderation, people – she says as she snarfs more pizza on the couch in her pajamas (pizza, cheese + bread = also a complete protein, BOOM).
YOU WILL NEED:
~16 oz cooked chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) or really, just however many you want for a sandwich
pickles as desired
veganaise - I used Vegenaise brand by Follow Your Heart. I don’t know why they chose to spell it that way, though. (you could use mayo but since it has eggs in it kinda defeats the purpose)
Optionally you can also add the other weird crap people put in egg salad to this, but that’s work and raw celery completely overpowers everything. I keep it simple and give wannabe gourmands wicked side-eye. But do you, boo. Do you.
Mash the chickpeas.
They don’t have to be super fine but keep in mind the fact that the chunkier they are the more likely it is your sandwich is going to be crumby…..BADUMTCHSSSSS. Sorry, not sorry.
Add pickles and mayo, as desired.
Even though Follow Your Heart (who didn’t pay me to use this but may if they like) doesn’t have questionable ingredients, like soy for example, the fact that it is mayo still makes me use it sparingly. I later went back and added more. Also more pickles. (The jar is glass, btw, but the lid is plastic and it comes with one of those useless plastic seals. SO, IDK. Not really plastic free. In the future I am going to look into a vegan mayo recipe and see if I can do that plastic-free)
Make your sandwich. I am trusting that this doesn’t need instructions.
Annnd sandwich. Now take a friend on a picnic and ask them how the eff they are doing.