Vegetarian "tuna" salad

Vegetarian Tuna Salad

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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)
  • 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.

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About Vegetarian "tuna" salad

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

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