I have a confession…I love Costco. Who doesn’t? What’s not to love? When I see a great deal, I can’t turn it down, hence the reason there is a 10 pound bag of lentils in my pantry. It went unopened for about 2 weeks and then I panicked. What am I going to do with 10 pounds of lentils? That’s where my good friend Pinterest comes in. I consulted her and found some great inspiration. So here it is: lentil chickpea salad (my first pass at using my 10 pounds of responsibly acquired lentils). Lentil Chickpea salad is creamy, filling, and delicious. You can put in on a cracker for a snack or on some hearty bread with some sprouts and lettuce for a gorgeous, healthy lunch. Best of all, no animal products and gluten free! Enjoy!!

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Lentil Chickpea Salad
Serves 4
A creamy, filling, delectable salad to put on a sandwich or crackers. Vegan and gluten free!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  2. 1 cup cooked lentils
  3. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  4. 1 carrot, chopped
  5. 5 green onions, chopped
  6. 3 T. dill relish
  7. 3 T. fresh dill, chopped
  8. 1 T. lemon juice
  9. 1/3 C. hummus
  10. 1/4 C. Bragg's Nutritional Yeast
  11. 2 dashes cayenne pepper
  12. 1/2 t. salt
  13. 1/2 t. onion powder
  14. 1/2 t. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Have a medium size mixing bowl handy to start incorporating the ingredients
  2. Cook the lentils according to the package, drain and let cool, put in mixing bowl
  3. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until lightly mashed, put in mixing bowl
  4. Pulse carrots, celery, green onion, and dill in food processor until chopped, put in mixing bowl
  5. Add relish, lemon juice, hummus, nutritional yeast, and seasonings to the mixing bowl, mix well
  6. Place 1/2 of the mixture back into the food processor and blend until smooth
  7. Transfer the smooth mixture back into the chunky mixture in the mixing bowl and mix until incorporated
  8. Let chill in the fridge for a couple of hours and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Put this on crackers for a snack. Put on some hearty bread with sprouts and lettuce for lunch!
Adapted from I Love Vegan
Adapted from I Love Vegan
Auntie Jen http://auntiejen.com/