Chickpea Apple and Pecan Salad 

1 1/2 cups cooked *Chickpea beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
**All Purpose Gourmet Natural Seasoning 
1/4 cup diced onion
dash of ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
1 medium Pear or apple, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
Romaine Lettuce leaves, separated, washed, and patted dry
Wash your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) for at least 20 seconds, rinse and dry.
Using a fork or potato masher, mash the (Chickpea) garbanzo beans well, leaving some lumps for texture, (They should not be pureed). Stir together first eight ingredients in a large bowl, until blended. Add chopped pear (or apple), and pecans gently to coat. Arrange on Romaine Lettuce leaves or assemble into sandwiches. Serves 4.
*Also known as a chickpea, a garbanzo bean is a round, tan-colored legume with a slightly nutty flavor. It is used as an ingredient in soups, side dishes, and dips and is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. This bean is also processed into a garbanzo bean flour for use in baked goods.

**Low Sodium, like Spike