Curry Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

This is the first real summer I’ve experienced in two years, and the heat is taking some getting used to.  I ADORE 90+ degree temperatures, but it’s definitely been an adjustment in terms of cooking and working out.

I really would rather not turn the house into a sauna by turning the oven on, so I’ve been steering clear of any recipes that involve roasting or baking.  These sandwiches involve zero cooking of any kind, which is pretty awesome when the temperature is approaching triple digits.

I was a little scared of running in the heat, so I did every single run before 7 AM until yesterday, when a friend was in town and asked if I wanted to run at 4:30 PM.  It was 90 degrees but the run actually felt really good! We took it easy and covered 4 miles.  Definitely bringing water next time, though.

 

Speaking of working out, we just joined a new gym and I’m super excited about it.  I’m sort of in a weird place right now with running and working out… I don’t start training for CIM until September, and I’m also DYING to train for a triathlon (I haven’t done one since 2008!)  I completely slacked on any sort of strength training for far too long, so lately I’ve been doing Zuzana Light workouts on Youtube.  If you can get past the slightly porn-ish vibe, they’re awesome and I definitley feel stronger.

Back to the sandwiches: the filling is a delicious mix of chickpeas, cucumber, red onion and mango bound with yogurt and a little mayo (you could probably just do all yogurt with great results), flavored with curry powder and ginger.  Ellie loves it and we do too.

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5 Responses to “Curry Chickpea Salad Sandwiches”


  1. 1 Jen August 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I do not miss that east bay heat! (Although it’s supposed to be at least that hot here in Portland this weekend… yuck)

    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. 🙂 I love seeing pictures and reading about your experience as a mom and am so proud to join the club!

  2. 2 Kate August 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    1) I’m going to look into the Zuzana Light videos.
    2) I think my kid would love that sandwich. He loves sandwiches and mangos.

  3. 3 Kelsey August 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    What a great recipe for my school lunches. Thanks, Cate!

  4. 4 Cathryn @ myheartscontent August 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I’m going to try it too…thanks!! I love chick peas!!

  5. 5 Liana August 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.


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