Mock Chickpea Tuna Salad

 

I had a bunch of celery to use up tonight and was too lazy for anything extravagant. An attempt at vegan mock tuna salad it was! I had made two previous attempts at this dish, one leading to this recipe and the other resulting in a big fail. The latter I blame on my vegan mayo substitute. While there are many delicious vegan versions of various products in the UK (Cheezly, for example), vegan mayo is not one of them. I tried a couple brands and they were both kind of gross. Okay in small amounts, but would ruin a recipe if they are a featured ingredient. In any case, now that I’m back in the US that means Vegenaise and lots of it.

Anyway, on to the recipe! I decided on this one by perusing a bunch of different mock tuna salad recipes and combining them with some things I needed to use up. I added carrots, scallions and kelp granules for some extra flavor.

Mock Chickpea Tuna Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 3-4

Super easy take at veganizing a tuna melt. Vegan chickpea tuna salad for a tasty sandwich filling, wrap, salad topping, etc.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4-5 stalks of celery, chopped (more if you really like celery like me)
  • 1 small carrot, chopped (optional, I needed to use it up)
  • 1/2 medium or 1 small red onion, chopped (optional, I ran out of onions)
  • 4 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kelp granules (optional, makes it taste more fishy)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish (I just chopped up half a pickle really small)
  • 2-3 scallions, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Mash with a potato masher, your fists, a fork, whatever.
  3. I let mine sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors mesh, but you don't have to do this. Mostly I was just waiting for the rest of my dinner to be ready.
  4. Eat on a bagel or piece of toasted bread, cover with a slice of vegan cheese (I recommend Tofutti American Cheese Slices) and you have a delicious tuna melt or just eat it plain! Yummm.
http://vegannomnoms.net/2008/08/mock-tuna-salad.html

Ingredients in bowl, ready to be mashed.

Close-up.

Masher!


Voila!



  1. Good menu and good food!!!
    Congratulations.

    david santos / Reply
  2. yummmmmmmmms!
    did you make potatoes again for it just like last time?

    LizGay / Reply
  3. I had a bunch of potatoes left over from my CSA share so I did make some potatoes with Tofutti sour cream and scallions. Yummm.

    vegannomnoms / Reply

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