- Mollie (Moosewood) Katzen born (1950)
Chi-Chi Bean Toasts
- One 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1/2 Cup chopped dill
- 1 Tablespoon relish
- 1/4 Cup mayonnaise*
- 1/4 Teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 Teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Sliced bread
A chi-chi bean is Leslie Durso's grandmother's nickname for garbanzo beans, and it makes its appearance in Leslie's recipe mixed in a flavorful vegan mayonnaise and served on soft bread. We adapted ours to use regular mayonnaise, but feel free to stick to vegan like Leslie.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, smash the beans and shallots with a potato smasher or fork until the beans are broken into about ¼ of the size. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste and serve as a sandwich or on sliced toasts as an appetizer.
*This recipe was adapted from its original vegan-form from Leslie Durso. Visit her website to see the full recipe and more delicious vegan recipes.