Meatless Monday – Veggie Explosion


Sometimes there's like like a dinner full of sides....
Sometimes there’s like like a dinner full of sides…. Chickpea Mash, Kale Lemon Saute, Wild Rice, Tomato Cucumber Scallion Salad and Steamed Green Beans and Carrots

This Meatless Monday dish is a plate full of sides. Good sides are the best part of a meal, so I decided to make them the star. There’s a good chance you have everything but the chick pea mash in the fridge. In addition to the mash I steamed some green beans and carrots, made some wild rice and whipped up a tomato cucumber scallion salad with a homemade Dijon dressing. Last but not least I sautéed kale with lots of lemon juice and onion.

Chickpea Mash

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • chickpeas (one can)
  • horseradish (minced) one heaping teaspoon
  • tahini- one teaspoon
  • garlic – 2 cloves minced
  • jalapeno pepper (fresh) – minced
  • juice from one lemon
  • olive oil – one teaspoon


  1. In a pot heat oil and add horseradish, garlic and pepper. Stir for two minutes.
  2. Add chickpeas (including liquid)
  3. Cook on medium low for 20 minutes
  4. After 20 minutes mash the beans with a potato ricer or fork. Keep the consistency chunky.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and reduce all the liquid.
  6. Serve immediately

The mash was relish with a dash of hot sauce!!!


Namaste y’all!!!


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