Flavorful Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

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Would you believe me if I told you that you can turn a can of chickpeas into tuna? Okay, not actual tuna of course but it tastes pretty close. Growing up, one of the easiest lunches I knew how to make was a simple tuna sandwich. Sadly, when I transitioned to a plant-based diet that was no longer an option. When the plant-based “experts” of the internet recommended using chickpeas as a replacer for tuna, I had to try it. Suffice it to say, my tuna-less “tuna” salad came out great! You can eat it on a bed of spinach, by itself, or on a slice of bread like I do; either way, it will taste yum lol. This is one of my go-to lunches, and because I make it allllll the time it was obvious that I had to share it with you. If you’re looking for a quick and easy sandwich filler for #meatlessmondays or just in general, you’ve come to the right place!

What You’ll Need!

1 can (15oz) Chickpeas (Rinse & Drain)

1  Carrot (Shredded)

1 Small Red Onion (Diced)

3 Stalks of Celery (Diced)

2 1/4 tbs of Veganaise

1 tsp Yellow mustard

1 tsp Ketchup

Cilantro

Spices

Cumin

Chili Powder

Garlic Powder

Habanero pepper

Nutritional Yeast

Old Bay Seasoning

Paprika

Optional: Basil and Avocado

 

 

 

Let’s Make It!

  1. Finely chop your celery and onion then set aside.
  2. Add 3/4 of the can off chickpeas, veganaise, ketchup, and mustard into your blender, blitz until almost smooth.
  3. In a bowl, mix contents of the blender with the remainder of uncrushed chickpeas, spices, cilantro, onions, shredded carrot, and celery.
  4. Garnish and serve. Easy right!?

Enjoy!

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