Better than Tuna
This chickpea vegan "tuna" salad is an easy, satisfying and delicious vegan alternative to the usual non-vegan sandwich fillers. Enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans, it is also much more affordable than tuna or chicken salad and it can be available for a weeks worth of lunches if prepared ahead. In our house, it never lasts that long!
- (2) 15oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas)
- 1 shredded carrot
- 2 stalks celery, finely diced
- 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
- Just Mayo or alternative vegan mayonaise, approximately 1/4 cup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- optional: extras like mustard, dill, etc
- Roughly mash the chickpeas in a medium size bowl. I like to leave some chunks of the peas in the mash.
- Add the carrot, celery, onion, salt and pepper and mix well with a fork
- Add mayo to desired texture of creaminess (I find tastes really vary in this regard)
- It can be eaten right away, but I find that if it sits in the fridge for an hour or so the flavors meld nicely together. This works for a sandwich and is also wonderful on a bed of greens or with crackers.
- Options: we had a blog reader make this with several additions: dulse, relish, mustard, cayenne. They really loved it and we encourage you to take this recipe and run with it! Make it your own 🙂
- We happen to love adding dill to it, a heaping teaspoon is just about right!