Vegetarian Tuna Salad Recipe

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Vegetarian "tuna" salad

Jennifer Chaiken


No fish needed. This uses mashed chick peas, and can be made vegan with the substitution of Nayonaise or other eggless mayo.

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10 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 can(s)
chick peas, drained and rinsed
2-4 Tbsp
mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise, to taste
1 rib
celery, chopped
chopped onion to taste (i cut off about 1/2" piece and minced it)
pickle (or more, if you like) chopped


1Mash the rinsed chickpeas to coarse consistency. I used a potato masher.

2Add all the other ingredients and season to taste -- I didn't add anything else, but you could add s/p, garlic, Old Bay, lemon pepper, hot sauce, or anything else you'd put in a tuna salad. Mix well.

3Serve on its own, or in a sandwich, or over a bed of lettuce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #lunch