6/22/11

Spice in the Kitchen: Easy Vegan Mock Tuna Salad


Ok, this doesn't really taste like tuna at all, but it has all the elements of tuna salad. It's super yummy and a perfect cold salad for hot summer days. Oh yeah, it's got lots of protein to boot! You can prepare it ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a day or two.

Easy Vegan Mock Tuna Chickpea Salad Recipe
serves 2; prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 ribs of organic celery, minced
  • 1/3 cup Vegenaise
  • 2 TB sweet relish
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 TB finely minced onion (optional, or 1 tsp hing)
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • dash of cayenne (optional)

Directions
  1. Combine all in a bowl.
  2. Serve on a toasted crunchy bread, in a wrap with lettuce and tomato, in a pita pocket, or eat it over a salad or as is! The possibilities are endless.

5 comments:

  1. One of my favorite salads! I like to mash the chick peas up a bit with a potato masher so they don't roll away.

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  2. Yes, good option! I like to make things messy and complicated.

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  3. Sounds yummy! If there's chick peas in something I'm in! I don't have relish, mustard, or celery seeds around. Are there substitutes you would recommend?

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  4. finely shopped cucumber mixed with vinegar and sugar for the relish. mustard powder for the mustard and then just omit the ground celery seed.

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  5. leslie i think it is cuke season by you. you should totally can relish! maybe get one of your goats to help out! ;P

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