Monday, November 5, 2012

Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad

Had quite a scare with our little Bow this weekend.  She's been fighting cancer since March.  Saturday she seemed in so much pain and wouldn't stop shaking or wimpering so we took her to the emergency vet.  They think the pain she's been having may be a tumor in her brain.  I have lots of Vet appointments these next couple days.  So please keep our little furbaby in your thoughts. 
Looking for a fast, versatile, and oh so good recipe?  Well this is it!  As long as you have the beans cooked this dish could be thrown together in about five minutes.  It’s one of my favorite lunches.  We often pack lunches when going on trips to save money and avoid gluten, this dish makes a great dish to pack.  This recipe is a great base and I love adding whatever veggies I feel like or have on hand.  So feel free to add your favorites. 
Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad
gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free
2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
½ avocado diced
¼ - ½ cup (soy free) Vegenaise (or other vegan mayo)
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tbsp dill
½ tsp salt
½ tsp lemon pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
1.)    Mash garbanzo beans with the backside of a fork until at least ¾ of the beans are mashed
2.)    Add avocado and mash in with beans
3.)    Add Vegenaise, lemon juice, spices, and any other ingredients you choose to add
4.)    Stir until combined and serve.
Eat it on a sandwich, on a big green salad, or just it eat it! It’s delicious any way!
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  1. I'm so sorry to hear Bow is struggling. How heart rending. Sending you a hug. ((Rachael))

    This recipe sounds fabulous! I have dill just coming up in the greenhouse for winter. Thank you for the recipe. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thank you for thinking of Bow. I am so jealous you have fresh dill growing! A greenhouse sound fabulous someday I hope to have one!

  2. I'm very sorry to hear about Bow's condition. My Molly, who is nearly 13 years old, was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure recently, so I totally sympathize with what you're going through. I'll keep Bow and you in my thoughts and prayers. ♥

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts. They mean so much. I am so sorry to heart about your Molly I also have her in my thoughts.

  3. Hi Rachael, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

    Ooh, this looks so good! Always good to have a new salad recipe!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  4. Looks delish! Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)