Unusual sandwich filling
I kept meaning to post this on the sandwich thread, but then it got long and somewhat old, so I'm making a separate post. I found this in a recent issue of Bon Appetit. Easy to tweak vegetarian or vegan too.
Chickpea Sandwich filling
Rinse and drain one can of chickpeas and roughly smash 75% of them. Leave some intact, but mashing most helps hold the sandwich together.
Then mix in the other ingredients, one or two from each category.
- Something briny/acidic: capers, pepperoncini, half-sour pickles; in a pinch, a lot of lemon juice
- Something punchy/sharp: sliced scallions, grated garlic, flaked smoke trout or salmon, harissa, a lot of red pepper flakes
- Something creamy/rich: Greek yogurt, tahini, mayo, Dijon mustard, left-over green goddess or tahini ranch, drizzle of olive oil and adjust as needed with salt and pepper.
I like this so much that it's become a go-to.