If it was hard to find time to cook in the summer because I was too busy playing, it’s even harder now that I’m too busy shlepping. Between carpools, extracurriculars, coaching running club and work, there’s little time for dinner. And yet, my kids are hungrier than ever after school.

One of my favorite go-to dinners lately has been this chickpea sandwich. It requires no prep, takes all of 5 minutes to make in my food processor, tastes like a chicken salad sandwich, is healthy and my kids love it. Need I say more?

Chickpea salad with steamed broccoli and potatoes.
Chickpea salad with steamed broccoli and potatoes.

2 cups of cooked chickpeas or a 15 oz. can
1 scallion
1 clove garlic
handful of fresh spinach (do not try frozen spinach in this or maybe ever–ew!)
1/2 a fresh pepper of any color
1/2t mustard1t mayo
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until ground but still course (texture should be like chicken salad). Serve on toasted bread of choice with lettuce, tomato and even cheese.


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