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.


*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.


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.


Calories per serving:

7 kcal


  • Carbohydrate, by difference 1 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 77 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 4 µg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Calcium, Ca 8 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 3 µg
  • Carotene, beta 38 µg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 13 µg
  • Fluoride, F 3 µg
  • Folate, DFE 1 µg
  • Folate, food 1 µg
  • Folate, total 1 µg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 25 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 4 mg
  • Phytosterols 2 mg
  • Potassium, K 17 mg
  • Sodium, Na 99 mg
  • Water 12 g
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