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Mock Tuna Salad

What you need: 

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise or pureed silken tofu
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. In small bowl, mash chickpeas.
2. Add mayonnaise or silken tofu, pickle relish, mustard, salt and pepper, and mix well.
This is wonderful in a whole-wheat pita with sprouts and some chopped tomato!

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I make this all the time! I add fresh dill and nutritional yeast as well. Love it! :)


I added some onions and green pepper and want to put in some celery if I can find some. I added lemon juice powder (unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid)and dill and served it in a pita with (I like to put seeds or potato chips in for a little crunch!) The girls at work just went crazy for it and said it tasted BETTER than tuna fish! They were surprised at how good it was (they think vegans just eat twigs and dirt I guess!) My sister begged me to make it for her Bridal Shower and Everyone who tries it insists I give them the recipe. The lemon powder and dill are ESSENTIAL, though ;)! Now I'm craving it again! Too bad I left it at work! :'( One can of chickpeas (15 oz I think) makes 2 full pitas plus a tad extra. :P I never use the kelp, too fishy! :-X


This mock tuna salad is stellar! Thank you for the recipe. I doubled it easily to make enough for lots of leftovers. I added celery salt and that Annie's Sea Veggies dressing -- it was great!


This was v. good - been veggie 10 years now but can remember texture of tuna and this was very similar! Really enjoyed it, think will try and make "fish" cakes with this and potato, somehow! Thanks for posting - i love chick peas and had never thought of using them in this way! Ta.


this was really great! it tasted just like tuna fish to me. i did have to add a WHOLE lot of kelp powder though. it was fantastic!



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