Chi-Chi Bean Toasts

Chi-Chi Bean Toasts
Staff Writer

Leslie Durso

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.

Notes

*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.

Ingredients

  • One  15-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well
  • shallot, finely chopped
  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%
Water
12g
0%

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.