Mock Tuna Salad (Chickpea Salad)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), this is a wonderful sandwich filling, especially for vegetarians who miss tuna salad. I liked it more oniony so I added a little extra minced onion, but it's still wonderful without it. I enjoyed this the most stuffed in pita bread with slices of ripe plum tomatoes, and also would serve it often on crackers as a snack or appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine mashed chickpeas, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, chopped green onions, salt, pepper, and yellow onion (if desired).
  2. Mix well.
Most Helpful

WOOOOOOO!! This is FABULOUS stuff! I must admit, I am NOT a relish fan, so by bumblebee's suggestion, I decided to dice up some cucumber, soaked in some italian dressing, and added a pinch of sugar as well. I used a bit more onion, and it was absolutely FABULOUS! The italian dressing really added a lovely zing to the recipe, which I believe was a taste I would prefer over the relish flavor ;) and I love the addition of the mustard! Thanks! Served in a pita with the tomato as suggested above. This is a fabulous lunch! I will have this again ;)

love4culinary March 28, 2004

This is the best mock tuna I've tried. As is and with my modifications, it's delicious! I don't change anything other than add shredded carrots, garlic and paprika. People can really get creative with this recipe. Love it!

The Veganista March 02, 2011

This is also good in wraps. We take flour tortillas, the salad spread, add very thin sliced onions, cucumber, tomatoes and either sprouts or shredded lettuuce. Makes a great meal, especially on hot summer days.

Katty July 03, 2012