First up, please allow me to apologise for including “lemon massaged kale” in the title. In my defence, it is an exact description of what it is! But I did promise 100% ponce free recipes and feel I have crossed a line here!
I wanted to include a really quick and easy sandwich that I make all the time. This sandwich is LOADED with filling and healthy greens. Coming in at around 20g, have a couple of these and you are well into high protein territory.
The actual sandwich is based around an old curried egg recipe I used to make in the olden days. Replacing the egg with chickpeas is a really tasty alternative and 100% cholesterol free and massively reduced in fat. I make this regularly because we share a microwave at work and I am continually trying to take in food that means I won’t have to cue for 20 minutes!
It tastes really good slightly sweetened. I usually add either a handful of sultanas or use some mango chutney to spread, instead of butter. Optional but definitely recommended.
Get it into ya!
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ½ red onion, diced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (I used vegenaise)
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 1 batch kale leaves, stems discarded
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt and pepper
- salt and pepper
- optional: handful of sultanas or a tablespoon mango chutney
- Start with the kale. Pull the leaves from the stems, rinse and put in a large bowl. Pour over the lemon juice and massage for a minute or two. Add the oil and massage again for a minute. Season with salt and pepper. This will make a large batch, way more than needed for a sandwich, but the lemon will preserve it and if you keep the kale in an airtight container, it will keep for a few days
- Now, put all remaining ingredients, excluding the bread (I hope I didn’t need to tell you that) into a large bowl and using a potato masher, mash until desired consistency
- Divide chickpea mixture between bread and add kale
- Get it into ya!
Sleeper “The It Girl”
I have been trying to push out the envelope recently with what I eat and cook.
The exact opposite is true with what I have been listening to. I have been going back to my teenage years and reacquainting myself with the old Britpop albums of 94 – 97.
Sleeper wasn’t a band I was massively into back then (although I did have a HUGE crush on Louise Wener – the sexily shouldered, amazing lyricist and feminist icon front woman) and that is a shame because I should have. This album is incredible and worth all the nostalgia the band is receiving right now.