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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 ;)
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!
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.
It does not taste like tuna to me but it is still delicious and easy to make. Thanks for posting the recipe.
This is tasty; however, it seems more like a mock ham salad than tuna salad (because of the relish, mustard, etc.). I liked the flavor but could have used some crunch. Maybe next time I'll throw in some chopped celery or water chestnuts. Anyways, it was yummy and gave me some good ideas for variations. Thanks for posting!
Made this several times served on toasted bread, also on Ritz Crackers. This does not taste anything like tuna, but after letting it chill overnight in the fridge, I found the next day, that this did smell a bit like tuna. When I assembled the ingredients together, first I used a potato masher to mash the chick peas, but I only used 1-(15.8 oz.) can of the chick peas. I then added 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1-1/ 2 teaspoons of the spicy brown mustard, as I thought the 2 teaspoons was a bit too much, plus I added 3 tablespoons of the sweet pickle relish. I didn't have any green onions, so I just added 1 tablespoon of yellow minced onion, and I thought that was plenty of onion. I did add a dash of salt and pepper as well. This a good replacement for tuna, and this does keep well for days in the refrigerator.
I only had red onions, Dijon mustard and whole sweet gherkins that I chopped up and it was YUMMY. Loved it! The garbanzos were difficult to mash but it was so worth it!
This recipe reminds me of tuna salad made with chopped boil eggs, very good! Made as listed, and after the taste test, which I liked; I added a few more ingredients, extra pickle relish, mayo, celery and honey mustard. I like my chicken and tuna salads slightly sweet. I can't believe that this is made with canned beans, this is one I'll make often. Thanks
Had to make some edits due to missing ingredients, but still awesome!<br/><br/>Decided to try this cause I got sick of biting into the missed fish bones in regular canned tuna.<br/>The subs I made were Honey Dijon instead of Spicy Brown Mustard, and Dill Relish (Dunno if that's considered a 'sweet' pickle or not) and a sprinkle of onion powder in place of the onions themselves. Delicious!
I really like this recipe--I've made it many times. Easy, cheap, tasty, what's not to like? The recipe is flexible, too, if you don't have both scallions and onions. I turn to this recipe often when I think there is nothing to eat in the house. I've used this at a brunch, serving with bagels, tuna and egg salad for something different.