Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cauliflower Chickpea Salad
This morning started out so much better! Not to mention there was actually a cool breeze out for our morning walk. Could fall really be right around the corner? I hope so!  I need me some sweaters and everything pumpkin!

So, last night was bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich night. Um, no, not for me, but for the boys. When I mentioned that I actually had what it took to make these and then asked if they were interested, the response was, "well, yeah, you said bacon". I am not really sure that they heard anything other than bacon. This was the illustrator's sandwich on Nature's Own Gluten Free Bread. Please, if you live in Atlanta, go buy this bread. We want them to continue making it and they are only selling it here for now.  

Anyway, I was not having this so I started to look at what we have in the fridge. Turns out I had steamed cauliflower and chickpeas just hanging out. I really wanted some sort of sandwich (and yes, I could eat the gluten free bread, but it is expensive, so I made a savory waffle).  I know that people have used cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, so I thought maybe it would make a good binder for a chickpea salad. Just so you know...I HATE mayo. It disgusts me...the smell, the texture, the flavor...yuck. On the other hand, I am a true mustard LOVER! I just high fived all you mustard lovers out there!

So, this crazy little concoction turned out perfect for a chickpea salad on my waffle toast with fresh tomato and lettuce. The illustrator tasted it and said it reminded him of a mustard based potato salad (I wanted a second opinion). I thought the same thing, only this was not as heavy and it is loaded with vegetables and beans (for protein). I was kind of surprised that something I just through together from random stuff in the fridge turned out so well. I would actually make this again.

Cauliflower Chickpea Salad
 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup steamed cauliflower
1 tsp mustard
celery salt
onion powder
cracked black pepper

Blend in a food processor, but keep it chunky.

Do ever shock yourself in the kitchen when you throw random things together? Do you then actually buy the stuff to make this creation again.

Also, do you ever ask someone to try something so you know if it is good or not? Tony looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him to taste something I totally made for myself. 

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