I rely on packed meals for many different instances. School, family gatherings, road trips etc. As a Vegan on the road or in public settings surrounded by (normally) non – Vegan options, it’s important to ALWAYS be prepared.
Lately, I have been showing you guys on my Instagram my packed lunches, and a bunch of you said you’d be interested in seeing more. So I decided to start a continuous series on my blog of different easy packed lunches.
I decided to start out pretty basic with some chickpea “tuna salad” pinwheels. This is a pretty popular recipe among us Vegans but I decided instead of putting it on some toast, to make it fun and wrap it up in a tortilla.
I also paired it with some edamame hummus, which you can find the recipe for here, and some freeze dried fruit & beets to add as chips. Obviously you can add tortilla chips, fresh veggies, crackers etc. to dip but I just wanted to add something different.
I like using freeze dried fruit opposed to fresh fruit because I love the crunch and I am not a big fan of room temperature fruit. If you are interested in freeze dried fruit, make sure the fruit is the ONLY ingredient in the package. I love crunchies
As for the containers I use, I found them on amazon here.
If you make this don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!
- 3/4 Cup Cooked & Drained Chickpeas
- 1 Tablespoon Vegan Mayonaise
- 3/4-1 Celery Stalk
- 3/4 of a Carrot
- 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
- 1 Tsp Hot Sauce (Your favorite, I love Buffalo)
- Splash Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Large Tortilla (Or two small)
- After washing and draining your chickpeas, transfer them to a bowl. Mash with a fork until well combined. I like to leave it a bit chunky but it's completely up to you.
- Finely chop your carrot and celery and transfer to bowl of mashed chickpeas, mix to combine.
- Add in your mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce & red wine vinegar and mix to combine.
- Lay out your tortilla and evenly spread your chickpea mix around. Leave around 1/2 inch space around the tortilla for rolling.
- Fold in the tortilla sides and roll up into a burrito/wrap formation. Note that obviously your pinwheels will be on a smaller scale.
- Cut up into pinwheels (Imagine how you would cut sushi).