Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chickpea "Tuna" Salad

We had this for a dinner picnic last night. I have made it probably too often since discovering it, but it is just so good. It's nice to have something like this to pack lunches with, and it is amazing how incredibly like tuna salad it tastes.

1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained - or 1 1/2 cup cooked
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/3 cup minced celery
2 1/2 tablespoons minced dill pickle
1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 minced green onion
1/2 teaspoon kelp powder (optional)
pepper to taste

In a bowl, mash chickpeas coarsely with a fork (I have been using my potato masher for this part). Mix in the remaining ingredients. Use on sandwiches or a bed of leafy greens.

I have been doubling the recipe but only using 1/4 cup of mayo and it is enough, so unless you like things really mayonnaise laden you can probably use less than called for. I also don't use the soy sauce usually because it seems salty enough to me already, and I always use the kelp powder, which is optional, but I always have it around. And I have never used the pepper, just because.

I found this recipe at Yeah That "Vegan" Shit, but I believe it came from Compassionate Action for Animals originally.


  1. Oh, you are such a wonderful resource!! We're going to make up a batch of these sandwiches for trip food!! Can't wait. We'll put some green onion and black olives in ours though - maybe the kids don't like those things?

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