GARBANZO BEANS. CHICKPEAS. WHATEVERTHEFUCK YOU WANT TO CALL THEM. These tiny bastards are filled to the brim with protein, fiber, iron, folate, B-6, magnesium, and all kinds of other boss nutritious shit that your body needs on the daily.If you’re short on time or feeling lazy you can buy them already cooked in a can. They’re less than a fucking dollar. Try them as a sandwich filling, blended up to make hummus, or roasted and wrapped into a burrito. I mean shit, you can use this recipe as a dip or toss it on top of salad. Chickpeas are versatile as fuck.

 

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Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

CHICKPEA PESTO SANDWICH

Pesto:

1 ¼ cup torn, packed basil leaves

1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon lemon zest

½ teaspoon salt

2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (or one 15 ounce can)

1 carrot

Put all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor and blend until smooth-ish. No food processor? Chill the fuck out. Just put the almonds in a plastic bag and smash them until they are tiny and chop the rest of that shit up super small too. Mix all of it together with a fork until it looks like a paste.

Mash up the chickpeas in a medium bowl so that they kind of look like a paste but some chunks of bean are all good. Grate the carrot into the bowl and mix that shit together with the chickpea paste. Add about a ⅓ cup of the pesto and stir until everything is coated then taste. Maybe you like more pesto than me, I don’t fucking know. Add some more until your ass is happy with it. Grab some of your favorite sammie ingredients and add SANDWICH ARTIST to your fucking resume.

Makes 3 legit sandwiches