Cheap Vegetarian Tuna Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by jconway520

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.

Top Review by Jamie6024

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Combine other ingredients and mix.
  3. Chill if desired.

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