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Vegan Chickpea Salad Stuffed Tomato

  • Author: Kathy Carmichael
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Description

Lunch doesn’t need to be complicated. Stuff a beautiful tomato with chickpea salad. Skip the bread, and choose a vegetable to hold your favorite


Ingredients

  • 4, large firm Hot House Tomatoes

CHICKPEA SALAD

  • 2 15.5 ounce cans, drained and rinsed Chickpeas
  • 4 stalks, chopped Celery
  • 1 medium, diced Red Onion
  • 1 medium, chopped Red Peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons, fresh, chopped Parsley

DRESSING

  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 cloves, minced Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

CHICKPEA SALAD

  • In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas until well chopped.
  • Some half and whole pieces should be mixed with a thick ground up consistency.
  • You do not want it too smooth.
  • Put contents of food processor in a large bowl.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables.

MAKE THE DRESSING

  • Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir or you can use a one cup blender.
  • Once mixed, pour contents over the chickpea/vegetable mixture in the bowl.
  • Mix with a fork until it is all combined.

CUT AND CORE TOMATOES

  • Choose large, firm tomatoes.
  • Cut the stem/core area.
  • Using a paring knife, cut about 1/4 inch around the diameter of the tomato.
  • Note: you don’t want to cut through the tomato on the sides or on the bottom, so take your time.Using a spoon, remove the inside of the tomato, using the cut out area you made with the knife.
  • Again, be patient and careful to keep the tomato in tact.
  • You may use the insides of the tomatoes for something else, or you can discard them

STUFF TOMATO

  • Using a small spoon, fill each tomato, packing it into the bottom of the tomato as you reach the top.
  • Use your hand to add additional salad and a rounded top for optimal presentation
  • I topped with a sunflower sprout for decoration.
  • Dig in.