Simple Vegan Tuna Salad

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Vegan Tuna Salad – Really?

I have to admit it, I was SUPER skeptical the first time I saw a picture of vegan tuna salad. Having grown up eating tuna fish sandwiches for lunch, I could not imagine that anything not containing fish could taste like the tuna I once ate before becoming a vegetarian. I thought my tuna-eating days were behind me.

Then one day, while scrolling through Instagram, I saw a picture of what appeared to be tuna salad but it wasn’t tuna at all!  In fact, it was chickpea tuna salad made entirely of vegan ingredients! OK sure, it LOOKED a LOT like tuna but could it really be a viable substitute for tuna?

The answer, thank goodness, was an emphatic YES!

 

Mock Tuna You Won’t Want to Mock!

After experimenting with a few versions of chickpea tuna salad on my own, I created this simple recipe that I swear I could eat every day!

I’m not sure why it took me so long to try vegan tuna salad. Perhaps it was my skepticism and anticipation of being disappointed but when I finally got around to trying this, it was anything but disappointing. I enjoy serving this vegan tuna salad recipe on crackers, in a Buddha bowl, or as a sandwich.

If you ever have a craving for “real” tuna salad, definitely give this mock tuna recipe a try. Odds are it will satisfy that craving, and it’s good for you!

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Servings Prep Time
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Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
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Vegan Tuna
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Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Ingredients
  • 112 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 3tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup chopped celery
  • 1/3cup chopped onion
  • 1pinch salt
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Instructions
  1. Rinse chickpeas in a strainer and place in a large bowl
  2. Add vegan mayonnaise, chopped celery, and chopped onion
  3. Mash the chickpeas to desired consistency (a potato masher works well for this step)
  4. Chill for 30 minutes before serving
Recipe Notes

You can also use some black salt to add an eggy flavor to your tuna salad.

Rani Black Salt (Kala Namak Mineral) Powder
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • No harmful additives such as anti-caking or anti-dumping agents
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