Chickpea 'Chicken' Salad


This Salad, is not your typical Salad. The flavors and textures will leave you wanting more and more.

Ingredients:

Gardein Chick’n Strips, thawed and chopped

Can of Garbanzo Beans

2-3 tbls of Earth Balance butter

Pinch or two of garlic salt

1 tbl of Braggs Liquid Aminos

2 tbl of crushed garlic

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1/3 cup of parsley, chopped

Romaine lettuce, chopped

2-3 cups cooked rice

Salt and pepper

Tahini dressing, recipe below

Directions:

In a large frying pan melt 1 tbl of butter over medium high heat

Add in your garbanzo beans

Cook, turning often, for roughly 15-20 minutes until crispy

Season with garlic salt

Remove from pan

Using same pan de-glaze with your liquid aminos

Add in more butter (roughly 2 tbl) and your garlic, mix well

Cook for 1 minute

Add in your chopped chicken strips

Cook for 2 minutes

Add in your bell pepper

Cook for 3-5 minutes

Add in your parsley, salt and pepper

Mix well

Let cook for 2-3 more minutes

Turn off heat

I like to throw the garbanzo beans under the broiler for about 3-5 minutes or so before serving to get extra crispy

Plate:

Place down a handful of your chopped romaine

Top with rice

Top with your chicken mix

Drizzle with tahini sauce

Top with crispy chickpeas

Serve and enjoy

Tahini dressing:

1/3 cup tahini

1/4 cup Follow Your Heart Sour Cream

Juice from 1 lemon

1-2 tbl of olive oil

Splash of water

Splash of red wine vinegar

1 garlic clove

Combine ingredients into blender and mix until blended smoothly.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

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