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

  • 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)

  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.


  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.

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

  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?

  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.

  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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