Chickpea Salad Lefse Wraps
True North Kitchen
Looking for a way to bring a little Norwegian flair to your weekday lunches? Consider wrapping your sandwich fillings inside a piece of lefse! Not only is lefse delicious with butter and sugar, but it makes a perfect lunchtime wrap as well.
This chickpea salad makes a particularly tasty and nutritious filling for lefse wraps. Creamy, herby, and fresh, this salad is essentially a vegetarian version of a classic tuna or chicken salad. Tucked inside a piece of buttered lefse with fresh greens, it makes a simple Scandi lunch any day of the week.
And if you are the kind of person who always has a can of chickpeas in the pantry, you probably have most of these ingredients around the house already. The salad keeps nicely in the fridge for a couple of days, so feel free to make it ahead of time.
The filling possibilities for lefse wraps are endless. But if you need a few ideas beyond this delicious chickpea salad, here are some combinations to try:
Boursin cheese + Smoked Salmon + Spring Mix + Thinly Sliced Red Onion
Creamy Horseradish Sauce + Roast Beef + Arugula + Crispy Fried Onions
Cream Cheese + Dijon Mustard + Salami + Arugula
Makes 3-4 wraps
By Kristi Bissell
True North Kitchen
For the Wraps:
4 pieces of lefse
Butter for spreading
Chickpea Salad, recipe follows
A couple of handfuls of baby arugula or other baby lettuces
For the Chickpea Salad:
2 tbsps. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. Icelandic yogurt (skyr) or Greek yogurt
2 tsps. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup finely diced celery (about 1 large stalk)
¼ cup minced red onion
2 tbsps. capers, rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained, chickpeas coarsely chopped (some will remain whole)
1 tbsp. chopped chives
1 tbsp. chopped dill
1 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Make the Chickpea Salad: Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients except salt and pepper and stir together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To assemble the wraps, arrange the lefse on a clean work surface. Butter the lefse. Top with Chickpea Salad and greens, dividing the salad equally among the slices of lefse. Gently wrap into a cylinder shape. Serve immediately.
This article originally appeared in the Nov. 5, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.