Smooshed Chickpea Salad (Vegetarian Faux Tuna Salad)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 251.4
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 799.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Introduction

A creamy and flavorful vegetarian substitute for tuna salad. Makes excellent sandwiches. This dish can be vegetarian or vegan, depending on the type of mayonnaise used. Have fun customizing this recipe with your family's favorite tuna salad mix-ins, such as celery, apple, hot sauce, relish, etc.
A creamy and flavorful vegetarian substitute for tuna salad. Makes excellent sandwiches. This dish can be vegetarian or vegan, depending on the type of mayonnaise used. Have fun customizing this recipe with your family's favorite tuna salad mix-ins, such as celery, apple, hot sauce, relish, etc.

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1 can 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    cup chopped dill pickle
    2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
    2 Tbsp mayonnaise (may use anywhere between 1 and 4 Tbsp)
    1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
    2 Tbsp pickle juice
    1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    1 tsp soy sauce
    tsp celery seed
    Fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

1. Drain the can of chickpeas and put them in a mixing bowl. Smoosh them with a fork or potato masher. You may not mash them all, but make sure that you break up a majority of them. The beans should be crumbly, flaky, and a little bit chunky.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Adjust mayonnaise amount depending on whether you want it more creamy or more healthy. Adjust seasoning to taste as necessary. Have fun customizing this recipe with your family's favorite tuna salad mix-ins, such as celery, apple, hot sauce, relish, etc.

3. Split into thirds. Serve as sandwiches with lettuce & tomato on whole wheat bread or as cracker topping (not included in nutritional info.) For a special treat, toast your sandwich in the oven.

Serving Size: makes enough for 3 good-sized sandwiches

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