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vegetarian "tuna" salad

a recipe by
Jennifer Chaiken
Jobstown, NJ

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

serves 2-4
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For vegetarian "tuna" salad

  • 1 can
    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)
  • 1/2
    pickle (or more, if you like) chopped

How To Make vegetarian "tuna" salad

  • 1
    Mash the rinsed chickpeas to coarse consistency. I used a potato masher.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    Serve on its own, or in a sandwich, or over a bed of lettuce.