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    Cheap Vegetarian Tuna Salad

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    Chef #289357's Note:

    Many other vegetarian tuna salad uses tofu or other relatively expensive ingredients, but not this one! Just a can of chickpeas and a couple other ingredients you probably already have in the fridge. It has a pretty realistic texture - add whatever you like, and would normally put in tuna salad. The ingredient measurements are approximate - I have never actually measured how much to put in, just eyeballed it. Please put in as much or little as you want, or whatever you want.

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    1. 1
      Mash the chickpeas or great northern beans with a potato masher or fork. NOTE: It does take some time to mash the beans. Please post suggestions if you have a good way to speed this up.
    2. 2
      Combine other ingredients and mix.
    3. 3
      Chill if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 06, 2012


      I just tried this with Great Northern beans and loved it! I used my Braun handmixer stick mixer, being sure to pulse so the beans did not get mushy. It took less time to make than than I would have thought and no fishy odor, which is a major plus in my book. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on June 02, 2011


      I made this last night. I used chick peas and put them in a food processor with the onion to chop it up and that worked perfectly. I added hot peppers (because I have to make everything spicy for some reason) and left out the carrots, celery and mustard. I only left them out because I didn't have them on hand. I then added Miracle Whip and pickle relish, which is how I would make a tuna sandwich anyway. I decided to throw this all in a tortilla with some lettuce and it was awesome! I am a vegetarian, and miss tuna sandwiches, but this satisfied my craving for sure. Even my meat-eating boyfriend liked it. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on May 08, 2011


      Oh. My. Goodness. I loved this stuff! I followed the recipe exactly and then added a little bell pepper to the mix. This stuff is so great, It would please the staunchest tuna fan.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheap Vegetarian Tuna Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (137 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 144.1
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.4 mg
    Sodium 438.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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