un-Chicken Salad

Screen shot 2014-04-06 at 2.29.35 PM One day last week, I had a few minutes to spare and wanted to do some meal planning. But I wasn't at home so I didn't have access to my typical cookbooks. Once again, my 2015 Pinterest Vision Board to the rescue!

I found this pin for chickpea (thus, chicken-less) salad. I used the pin for inspiration, but it is super close to my chicken salad recipe. Basically, I took my exact chicken salad recipe and subbed 2 cans of partially mashed chickpeas for the chicken. And I added cranberries because she used them and because I had them.

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For the salad:

2 cans chickpeas, partially mashed

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 cup cranberries, chopped

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup grapes, halved

2 little apples (or one big one), chopped

For the dressing:

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1 tsp grainy mustard

1 tsp red wine vinegar

Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together. Stir well.

For best taste, allow to hang out in the fridge overnight.

Eat over greens (like I did) or on a sandwich (like Nathan did).

 

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