Sometimes, we feel down and uninspired, yes? Well, I know I feel that way sometimes. In an attempt to turn my mood around, I made a simple chickpea salad. I went outside and breathed in the fresh, crisp autumn air and took lots of pictures. Working with my hands usually lifts my spirits. Sure to work, right? Of course. Though I wasn't very hungry for what I'd just created, a spur-of-the-moment recipe success and some great (for me, at least) photos made me smile.
- one 15 oz. can of chickpeas
- 3-4 radishes, sliced
- ½ onion, coursely chopped
- ½ cup of parsley, finely chopped
- ¼ cup of frozen edamame
- 1T (vegan) mayonnaise
- 1T fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- salt & pepper, to taste
Boil the edamame for a couple of minutes and shock with cold water. Mix together the first five ingredients. Then add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and seasonings. Stir gently and thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy on sandwiches, crackers or lettuce.