This dish was inspired by Stevie Yay’s recipe. You can check out her blog: Trading Waste For Abundance to find the original recipe and other zero waste inspiration!
- 1 cup vegan garlic aioli (or vegan mayo with chopped garlic added)
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- 2 tbsp of capers and their juice (brine)
- 1 tsp of Vegan Worcestershire sauce (regular usually has anchovies in it)
- 2 tsp of Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp of maple syrup
- Salt and pepper (lots of pepper!)
- 1 cup of cooked chickpeas (or 1 can)
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of smoked paprika
- 1 tsp of bitter-sweet paprika
- ½ tsp of smoked paprika
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh lettuce
- Fresh spinach
- Fresh kale
- Or anything you want, you do you!
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Drain and pat the chickpeas dry, before placing into a bowl. Add oil and spices to the bowl and mix well. Chickpeas should appear evenly coated.
- Spread chickpeas evenly onto a baking sheet and bake uncovered until crunchy (about 20 minutes). Allow them to cool before adding to your salad.
- Create your dressing by blending all ingredients together. I use a stick blender, but another blender should suffice. Place your dressing in the fridge to cool.
- Create your salad! I use whatever my garden is producing at the time. If I can not access my garden, I use what I can get from the grocery store that is plastic free (often lettuce or kale).
- Decorate your salad with chickpeas, dressing, and yummy toppings and enjoy the heck out of it!
*Dressing can last in the fridge for up to two weeks. I store mine in a yogurt jar that I recycled.*
Zero-Waste Tip: Planting your own spinach and lettuce is very easy and satisfying! When I started gardening two years ago, I had never successfully grown anything in my life. It turns out that planting food mostly consisted of placing seeds in a healthy soil and watering regularly, easy! Think of the carbon footprint you are saving by cutting out all that food and packaging-transportation! So, if you are feeling curious or inspired, start with a single plant on your windowsill and go from there.
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