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

5 5

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 ;)

5 5

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!

5 5

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.