Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chickpea and Hijiki Salad Sandwich

This is another recipe I'd been wanting to try out for awhile now. I finally tracked down hijiki at a store so I scooped up a little bit of it so I could make this sandwich from Vegan with a Vengeance. It's supposed to be reminiscent of a tuna fish salad; I don't think it tasted anything like that (although it's been awhile), but it was really good. It's made up of mashed chickpeas, Vegenaise, minced onion (I used onion powder and some garlic powder as well instead), shredded carrots, apple cider vinegar, pepper, and hijiki. I don't think the hijiki added all that much in flavor. I've seen other recipes that use nori flakes, so maybe I'll try one of those next time. Also, there have apparently been studies showing that arsenic levels are higher in this seaweed and some people have advised against consumption. I didn't use all the Vegenaise called for and I still think it was a bit too much, I also think it could have used some mustard. But, piled up on some toasted bread with avocado, cucumber, and sprouts it was delish. I ate this up with some grapes for lunch and will be able to get many more sandwiches out of the leftovers.

1 comment:

  1. If you're looking for a "safer" alternative to hijiki, I would recommend arame if you've never had it. The flavor is similar but maybe more mild. And arame strands are longer, but you can just chop 'em up after they're hydrated if you want them small. Also, if you ever get to go to Rainbow Grocery in SF, they have a mad selection of seaweeds in bulk!