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Vegan, gluten-free tangy chickpea salad roll whoppers

Tangy Chickpea Salad stuffed into rice paper with a collard leaf, romaine and baby arugula equals a super delicious wrap AKA Salad Roll Whopper.

Enter this epic chickpea salad stuffed into Salad Roll Whoppers. First, you should know that I LOVE Salad Roll Whoppers (SRW), and eat them a lot–especially when the weather warms up. They are friggin delicious, healthy, transportable and easy to conjure up from scraps in the pantry and fridge.

If you’re not familiar with SRWs, they’re a hybrid between a salad roll (spring roll) and a collard wrap. A stemmed collard leaf is added to a hydrated rice paper to create a fused and strong wrap that can hold a lot of filling. Picture a large, fresh, burrito sized wrap filled with lots of fresh greens, herbs and protein.

Check out the video (below) I filmed with Julie on Everyday Dish, for a tutorial on how to make them; there are lots of photos with different fillings here.

Since I’ve been on a major chickpea salad bender lately, it’s only natural that I’d use some for Whoppers. Chickpea salad is super easy to make and adapt out of what you have in the fridge. If you’re not a fan of the texture of chickpeas, you can replace them with the same amount of steamed tempeh, or hydrated Soy Curls. 

I personally like to cook chickpeas from scratch, but you can use canned for this recipe, too. Just keep in mind that chickpeas are much easier to mash when they’re a bit warm. Another thing, I don’t recommend trying to save time by making this in a food processor as it’ll likely end up over processed and pureed. I think the chickpeas should be mashed lightly for salad, so they retain a lot of texture.

The recipe below is for the salad only. To make SRWs with it, use a stemmed collard leaf on each rice paper with a big handful of romaine, baby arugula, and about a cup of the salad. You won’t need a dipping sauce, as the salad is well dressed.

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Tangy Chickpea Salad Roll Whoppers
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This chickpea salad is tangy, savory and has a tiny bit of heat!
It's protein packed and perfect for inhaling by the bowlful, stuffed into corn tortillas for a quick snack, or made into my favorite -- Salad Roll Whoppers!
Vegan, gluten-free tangy chickpea salad roll whoppers
Servings
5 cups
Cook Time 0 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
Ingredients
Vegan, gluten-free tangy chickpea salad roll whoppers
Servings
5 cups
Cook Time 0 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Instructions
  1. Get out a medium bowl and add the chickpeas. Mash lightly with a fork (this is easiest to accomplish when the chickpeas are slightly warm). Be sure not to pulverize or puree the beans, they should be chunky and textured with a few beans left whole.
  2. Add the carrots, cilantro, sweet bell pepper, celery, mayo, onion, lime zest and juice, chili garlic sauce, toasted sesame oil, garlic and salt.
  3. Stir gently, but thoroughly, to combine.
  4. Season to taste with more salt, if desired, and freshly ground black pepper.
Recipe Notes

For salad roll whoppers: I prefer the brand Three Ladies. I use the largest banh trang (rice paper wrappers) I can find; the packages are marked on the back and the paper is 28 cm in diameter.

I use Follow Your Heart reduced fat Vegenaise for the mayo.

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