Local Doctor shares his "Plant-Based Solution"

Leading cardiologist and Metro-Detroiter, Dr. Joel Kahn,  is out with a new book to help you from the inside out.  "The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health" shows you how to improve your health and your life with a plant-based diet.  Known as "America's Healthy Heart Doc," Dr. Kahn dedicates his career to helping people prevent and reverse heart disease. The book goes on sale January 1, 2018, 

Mashed Chickpea Salad
   1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
   1/2 cup celery, sliced 
   1/2 cup carrots, diced
   1/4 - 1/3 cup scallions, sliced 
   1/4 cup or so hummus or tahini 
   1 - 2 tablespoons mustard (stoneground or dijon)
   sea salt & cracked pepper, to taste
   dash of garlic powder
   1/2 tsp cumin
   juice of 1 lemon, optional
   small handful pepitos (pumpkin seeds), optional
   paprika/smoked paprika, garnish

Drain and rinse your chickpeas, place in medium size bowl and roughly mash with a fork or potato masher. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Add more hummus if you like it creamier and taste for seasoning.
Serve however you like...make a sandwich, serve on a bed of leafy greens or scoop up with crackers or sliced vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, celery sticks, etc. 
Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

If you find your hummus is a bit thick, thin it out with a tablespoon or two of water.