Smashed Chickpea Salad

Nov, 25, 2018

By Fredrica Syren:

This is one of my favorite sandwich or wrap filling and I always try to have some made up in an airtight container in fridge for a quick snack or meal.

  • 15 oz. can chickpeas drained, rinsed & skins removed
  • 4 tbsp. vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced
  • pinch of garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
  • tabasco to taste

  1. Combine chickpeas, mayo, mustard, red onion, salt and pepper and blend in a food processor or use a hand-held blender until desired consistency is reached – I personally like it to be mostly creamy with a few chickpea chunks.
  2. Add dill and tabasco and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. To assemble, spread half of the chickpea mixture down the center of a tortilla or on a slice of bread. Top with spinach or salad, tomatoes and/or sprouts.



November 26, 2018

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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