Mock Tuna Salad
This is a chickpea spread that tastes like tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich.
This is a chickpea spread that tastes like tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich.
Awesome! I have been vegetarian for almost nine years, and tuna sandwiches/tuna melts and hamburgers are the only things I have missed. Well, this recipe has answered my tuna cravings. I made a number of taste changes, though....added much more mayo, red onion, sweet relish, pepper, powdered mustard to taste and the secret ingredient - sea salt. I tried it on crackers for a taste test, then refrigerated and made a "tuna melt" sandwich the following day. Yum! Who needs to eat a real fish? Thanks for the great idea!Read More
We had it in a sandwich and, while it certainly looks like tuna salad, and the consistency is pretty similar, it does not taste 'just like tuna.' Maybe it's because I eat canned tuna in sandwiches at least once a week, but I would never ever ever be fooled into thinking that this was real tuna!Read More
Awesome! I have been vegetarian for almost nine years, and tuna sandwiches/tuna melts and hamburgers are the only things I have missed. Well, this recipe has answered my tuna cravings. I made a number of taste changes, though....added much more mayo, red onion, sweet relish, pepper, powdered mustard to taste and the secret ingredient - sea salt. I tried it on crackers for a taste test, then refrigerated and made a "tuna melt" sandwich the following day. Yum! Who needs to eat a real fish? Thanks for the great idea!
I've made this a few times and really liked it, but last time made a couple of modifications. First, as someone else mentioned in a review, I used lowfat plain yogurt instead of mayo. I also added 1 tsp. of capers, and used india relish instead of sweet pickle relish (it's just a little spicier). I had to go back and add about a teaspoon of mayo; the yogurt didn't do it for me. But I guess it reduces the fat content significantly to use mostly yogurt and a little mayo. Will definitely make it again!
I happen to love tuna salad sandwiches. I'd say that the only thing reminiscent of tuna salad (or egg salad for that matter) are the condiments used to flavor this. However, I love chickpeas/garbanzo beans. I just made this recipe for lunch today and like it very much! I'd suggest mashing it with a fork (or even a sturdy pastry cutter) if you like texture. I didn't have green onions so took a little of a regular onion and minced it. I also didn't have canned chick peas and so soaked the dried ones over night and cooked them this morning before making this. That texture may possibly be different from canned. Canned would save time! I will definitely be making this from time to time. It's a great change for lunch! Thanks for submitting it.
We had it in a sandwich and, while it certainly looks like tuna salad, and the consistency is pretty similar, it does not taste 'just like tuna.' Maybe it's because I eat canned tuna in sandwiches at least once a week, but I would never ever ever be fooled into thinking that this was real tuna!
Wow, I was very impressed with this! I have been wanting tuna salad for a long time (no fish!) and this totally hit the spot. I didn't rinse the garbanzo beans (reserved a lot of the flavor, I think) and I mashed them with a potato masher. Instead of using regular mayo, I used Nayasoya Nayonnaise (vegan soy mayo--has 35 calories instead of 100 like regular mayo) instead of the regular stuff. Tasted great! I think a little celery and cumin would also taste good in there. Will try that next time. And there will definately be a next time! Thanks Carole! ;-)
So good! How have I been vegetarian for 8 years, and never tried something so simple? Like most people, I changed the recipe to accommodate my taste and what I had on hand. I substituted sweet onion mustard and dill relish, left out the onions, and added a good dash of lemon juice, garlic salt, and Morton's Nature's Seasoning. The lemon juice really adds some zip to it. I don't think this is ever going to make it's way to a sandwich though...I'm eating it with a spoon!
It has its own unique flavor. The chickpeas need to really be mashed well, so use a blender. Add plenty of celery and onion, salt and pepper, and even sliced grapes and pecans, and it makes a nice summer sandwich.
Surprisingly good! A keeper! Easy & tasty. A cross between tuna and egg salad.
It doesn't taste exactly like tuna salad but it sure kills the cravings! Actually, I even think I like this better than real tuna salad!
Though I don't think it really tastes like tuna salad, this is still an awesome recipe! It's soo simple, and tastes really good as a sandwich! I showed it to my mom a while back and I guess she must have loved how easy it was to make, because she started to make these sandwiches for us over and over and over...:), but I still like them a lot!
just tried it and it is a really simple and tasty replacement for tuna salad. as a vegetarian i don't eat fish and this is great for a nutritious and quick meal.i used nori seaweed crumpled up for a "fishy" taste and it worked very well.i had it on toast and it was excellent!
This was very good! Before I became a vegetarian, a local restaurant served a blackened tuna melt that was awesome! So, I tried to recreate this with the Mock Tuna Salad and it turned out great! I made the recipe as directed, which tasted good as is, and then mixed in some shredded soy mozzarella. I then spread it on one slice of tomato herb bread, sprinkled the mixture with cajun seasonings, covered it with soy cheddar, topped it with a another slice of bread and baked it in the oven. It was awesome! I could not keep my non-vegetarian husband away from them! Thanks for a great, keeper recipe!
This is pretty close to a recipe from my diet page,(lost 55ibs. in 2 1/2 months), with the beans being mashed with a fork, VERY little LF mayo, red onion, chopped cucumber, lemon juice, black pepper, & a bit of chopped flat-leaf parsley. The lemon juice help you to not need the salt. Really good stuff!
Just amazing. What a great vegetarian meal. You can also make it vegan by usin vegannaise. I think it is essential to puree the chickpeas, and I added celery and subbed yellow onion for green onions becase it is what I had on hand. Have been eating it all week and still love it!
This was pretty good and I can see how it resembles tuna. When I first made it i tried mashing the beans with a potato masher to give a meatier texture. That was kind of awful. The flavor was good, but it was very gritty. I put the beans in a food processor next time and made it into a paste. Then it was good! I added a little extra pickles and onions for texture and 2 boiled eggs! I really enjoyed it then! (P.S. I am not a vegetarian, I just try to not eat meat everyday)
Love this recipe! Takes minutes to make and is so good on crackers, I could eat the whole batch in one sitting! Doesn't taste like tuna salad to me, but since I don't like tuna salad all that much, that was not a bad thing! I ran out of chick peas and tried with it white beans instead and it was good too. Prefer the texture when I made with a potato masher as instead of in a food processor (and it was less clean up!)
This was good! I used vegan mayo (Vegenaise) to make it vegan. I was quite surprised how similar in taste this was to tuna. It is very easy and quick to make so this will be on rotation throughout the week when I'm in a hurry. Even my omnivore boyfriend liked it too. Lastly, don't for once think it's going to taste EXACTLY like tuna it's just a subtle version. So don't be surprised when you make this and it doesn't taste just like tuna! It's made from beans!
It may have been some 14 years since I've had tuna salad, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't taste like this. Although, while I was making it, I had two cats sitting on the kitchen floor looking at me like they thought I was making something for them. Did my cats think it was tuna...?? Anyway, It LOOKS like tuna salad, tastes pretty good and is a great idea for lunches. I added some Old Bay and diced onion. If I make it again I will decrease the mustard a bit and try it with tangy mayo.
I didn't have the highest of hopes when I made this...so I wasn't too disappointed after I tried it. I made it according to the recipe, but mine came out rather dry and grainy. It could have been the brand of chick peas I used. I agree with another reviewer that this didn't taste like tuna. I would rather put the tuna in here if I'm going to go through the process of making it. I guess for those who don't like "tuna" but like the other ingredients that go into a tuna salad..this is for you. Thanks anyway.
Quick, easy and very tasty. I didn't have any spicy brown mustard, so I used 1 ts of dijon and 1 ts of yellow. This recipe seems to be great base for creating other recipes. This is a keeper.
Really good! I am eating this right now on crackers and I bet it'll be even better tomorrow! I used horseradish mayo for an added kick.
better than tuna salad, no gross tuna can smell.
I'm not a chick pea fan, but this turned out pretty good (and it definitely does not taste like tuna!). I put the salad between two tortillas and heated it in the quesadilla maker. I found it to be a bit bland, but certainly easy and worth the trouble of trying.
I'm not a vegetarian but I love garbanzo beans and I eat them all the time. Since I found this recipe I have been making this just like my tuna salad with mayo, celery, onion, a bit of relish, a squeeze of lemon, a little dry mustard, onion powder, salt and fresh ground pepper. It tastes even better if it sits overnight in the 'fridge. Today, I had some leftover chopped boiled eggs and I added those too...oh boy, is this good!! Thanks so much for the idea.
It needed nori or Atlantic laver flakes (types of seaweed) to taste convincing. Sometimes I use a little lemon juice instead of the mustard. It's good either way. I wonder if it would work using drained and crumbled tofu instead of chickpeas?
Homerun! I used non-fat plain greek yogurt instead of mayo, horseradish mustard instead of brown, and dill relish instead of sweet. The horseradish mustard adds a great little kick to this sandwich spread. I also added some finely diced carrots and celery for some added texture since I blended the chickpeas pretty smoothly. Served on a whole wheat bagel sandwich thin with some lettuce, tomato, red onion, and cucumber. I think that this one will become a lunchtime staple!
MM MMM GOOD!...didn't have mayo - used miracle whip instead...put it on a sandwich with cucumbers and balsamic vinaigrette...it was soooo good...thx!
After being vegetarian for 11 years, one of the few things I still crave are tuna salad sandwiches! Thanks for this great recipe. It really hit the spot for me. My husband didn't rate them as highly, but I loved them and will make them again the next time I get a craving for tuna salad! Thanks!
This is a great recipe. I am a vegatarian and the only way I can stay that way is finding yummy recipes like this to keep me going. I loved it!!!!
This was actually pretty good! I found that it needed a bit more mayo. I scooped the salad onto whole wheat english muffin halves, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, and placed under the broiler for a few minutes. A delicious vegetarian "melt"!
pretty good:) i used a food processor to mash the beans...it was alot easier than by hand.
This recipe tasted a million times better than what I remember tuna to taste like. And it was so quick and easy to make. I added a stalk of celery and paparika and it was wonderful!
Delicious sandwich to try for vegetarian converts. Add a bit of seaweed powder for a more genuine fish taste.
I LOVED this recipe!!!! i used a chopped pickle ,onion and mayo and it came out wonderful! it really tasted like TUNA. i will be making this recipe ALOT......
LOVED IT! Can't remember what real tuna salad tastes like since I have been a vegetarian for so long, but this was really good. You can have only so many veggie burgers and then want a change and this was it. Very good!
Awesome! Doesn't remind me of tuna, but it's sooooo good! I added minced garlic and lemon juice, used Miracle Whip instead of mayo...Great recipe idea!!
I can't believe how good this is! I only added relish and mayo since that's all I had, and it was very much like tuna. It will taste even better with the onion and lettuce on the sandwich. This is my new favorite healthy meal!
LOVED IT! Can't remember what real tuna salad tastes like since I have been a vegetarian for so long, but this was really good. You can have only so many veggie burgers and then want a change and this was it. Very good!
This is a great vegetarian alternative to tuna or chicken salad. I like it on toasted bread with lettuce. Simple and delish!
Great tasting and inexpensive. The only changes I made was to add pickle instead of the relish. I also added a bit more mayo, and spiced it up with a bit of celery seed, dill, and garlic powder. I would definately make this again.
Just got finished eating a sandwich made from this recipe. I agree that it doesn't really taste like tuna salad, but it IS reminiscent of tuna salad--however, I may try to work on the texture a little. I became a vegetarian over 5 years ago and earlier in my pregnancy I was REALLY craving tuna salad but did not give in. I feel like this recipe would have helped me out, but I didn't know it existed. I really liked it and will make it again. Thanks! :)
I gave this to my meat eating boyfriend without telling him anything about it and he said. "Tastes like tuna. What is it?" Of course it doesn't taste "just like" tuna, but it does taste *like* tuna, and most importantly it just plain tastes good! One of my new favorite foods.
Mmm. I've been a vegetarian for four years and until now haven't found anything to substitute for tuna. The recipe is really adaptable- I make mine with dill pickles and celery, the way I had it growing up. My cat even likes it!
I just received this recipe in my email today and, since I had everything on hand to make it, mixed up a batch. WOW, this is Great!! Tuna Salad WITHOUT the "fishiness!" Doesn't even taste "vegetarian" either!! This is a keeper for sure!
I was surprised at how good this turned out. A pastry blender/cutter makes mashing the beans a snap - much quicker than a fork. The texture and color are close to tuna, if you don't look too closely. The flavor is not exactly the same, but still pretty darn tasty. What makes it taste like tuna is the combo of onion, pickle, mayo and mustard. The chickpeas act as a vehicle for this flavor, so it works. I only used part of one green onion, and it had plenty of onion flavor for me (I'm not a fan of onion breath, especially at work). The spread was thick and held together really well - stayed in my sandwich neatly. It is a little on the starchy side, but if you like hummus, this won't bother you. If you start with dried chickpeas and soak/cook them first, this thing seriously costs just pennies. But the canned beans are so convenient! And you can't beat it for nutritional value. I will make this again!
Like others I agree this does not taste like tuna, but similar to tuna SALAD. I made it how I usually make tuna salad (no sweet pickle relish, but dill). I also put the cheakpeas in the blender and added a little water so it wasn't so dry. Overall a tasty sandwhich spread and a decent alternative to tuna SALAD.
I adore this recipe. As a fairly long time vegetarian, you occasionally get those cravings... This one does very well for me as a base recipe. Everybody will probably have their own preferences on spicing things, just like with potato salad. the good news is that it's easy to tweak until you find what it is that YOU like. I prefer to just coarsely chop the chick peas to give it a little more body, and and also add some chopped celery for a little extra crunch. I also mess around with spices a little here and there. A little mustard seed, dill, cayanne pepper. Good stuff.
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.
Great recipe! Gotta love mock tuna. I microwave my drained chickpeas for 3 minutes first to make them easier to mash, and I add some Sriracha hotsauce to give it some bite. I think the sweet pickle relish is a really important part of this... you could definitely add more or less mayo to your own tastes but the relish is what makes it taste like tuna. Yum! Thanks for the idea.
I'm a vegetarian too and was amazed at how good this is! I made a batch up, ate it as a sandwich and then used the rest to make tuna noodle casserole the next night. Great substitute! Although next time I wont add relish, that was a little strange in the casserole. but this will be a new staple in the pantry! Very filling too.
Wow, I have to admit, I didn't think that this would taste like a tuna salad at all, but it does! Not exactly of course, but this is definitely a keeper in my book!! Thanks for the great recipe!
It's ok, I still would prefer tuna. However, not bad, just quite bland, but here is a tip, double the salt, and add a few dashes of hot sauce. I kept the left overs in the fridge and made a sandwich for my husband 2 days later, and he seemed to like it, (and he's pretty picky), so I tasted it again and you know what...it was better. I think the flavors mix better if it is left overnight. Good Luck!
I love this recipe. It can be eaten in a sandwich, on crackers, stuffed in celery, or straight up. So good and good for you. It tastes like a tuna or egg salad sandwich in a good way.
i was curious about this from the first time i read it, i am super broke, so i figured it would be a good time to try it. all i had to buy was a 69 cent can of beans, i had everything else in the fridge. i love it. definetly will make again. its like recession style chicken salad.
No, this doesn't replicate tuna like I remember it, but it'll do! Very tasty, very quick. I added garlic powder and used regular minced onions. I'm not a garbanzo bean fan, and neither is my family. Try making a Melted Mock Tuna, open face, with regular or soy cheese!
soo good! and healthier than tuna! THANKS SO MUCH!
Oh! It's good...and that's coming from someone who had Chick Peas on the list of DIS-likes. LOVED it. Actually, improvised on the recipe 'cause I couldn't find it to use, but was really, really good. On a Kaiser with the "fixin's"...YUM!
This tastes like a twist between egg salad and tuna... tastes great when you add pickle, too.
Loved this recipe. It really does take an awful like tuna! It is also just as good using a light mayo., which decreases the calorie content down to 174 per serving. I like to add a little paprika also.
I tried this recipe today. I really liked it but to my surprise my children loved it. They are 9&11 and both do not like egg salad or tuna salad sandwiches. I will definitely make this again. I used Dijon mustard. Song
This is very good! Great as a snack on crackers or with a tomato as a salad plate lunch!
Not bad. I pulsed the chick peas in the food processor first. I skipped the spicy brown mustard, but used all the other ingredients. Different taste, but it was pretty good.
Very very yummy. Even my husband liked it. Great change from lunch meat.
This is a 10 star rating, if we could rate it that high! I can't believe how delicious this was. It does have a tuna fish consistency and somewhat tastes like it, but it is 10 times better. I love the fact that this is better for you and doesn't have the fishy taste to it that sometimes makes me not want to eat tuna, even though I like it. Even my husband who isn't into my vegetarian recipes loved it. The only slight differences I made were to leave out the green onion, because I don't like onion in my tuna, added celery and put the pickles on the sandwich instead of the relish, because that's what I had on hand. I believe that I may never buy tuna again now that I found this recipe.
I made this recipe once than quickly went out and bought the ingredients to make it again.
Really bland. I added alot of "horsey" sauce to it to kick it up. I'll stick to making hummus. I would not make again.
It does have a taste and texture reminiscent of tuna salad if the beans are well mashed. Not quite, but would make a fine substitute for a vegan. In any case it makes a great sandwich spread, and a good way to put inexpensive, nutritious garbanzo beans to use. 4 stars, because 5 stars means it couldn't possibly be any better. I've made it a few times since I first reviewed it. I find it works out much better if you "hide" the beans a little more. Not trying to fool anyone, but just to keep them from jumping out and announcing themselves. Mash them very thoroughly, and then mash them some more. Add a diced pickle, some onion powder, 1/2 tsp or so of curry and plenty of pepper. Let the flavors marry for an hour or so if possible.
I think this was delicious! I had all my coworkers try it (one is vegetarian, others are not) and they asked for the recipe! I liked all the other review suggestions, and I will definitely make this again!
This was great! It's been so long, so I couldn't tell if it tasted more like egg salad or tuna salad. Either way it was very good. The only changes we made were to add some celery (threw half a stalk in the food processor, then mixed in), salt and ground black pepper. Made a sandwich with toasted bread, adding red onion & tomato slices.
I thought this was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I had it wrapped up in a tortilla for a nice 2 point snack (I had 2 the first time I made it, so it's good!) Wonderful and thank you for the recipe! A keeper for sure ;)
WOW!! This was so yummy!! Just finished eating it for dinner. A great way to try chickpeas for the first time. I made it into a lettuce wrap with some tomato and red onion--perfect! I used plain yogurt in place of mayo,added some thai chiles,omitted the salt, and used dry chickpeas that I had cooked up instead of canned. Followed the recipe otherwise. You can pretty much do anything to it that you would normally do to tuna salad. Doesn't really taste like tuna but it definitely has the same consistency as tuna. Next time I will throw the chickpeas in my food processor instead of mashing. This was delicious, and I will keep chickpeas on hand all the time for a quick, yummy lunch. Thanks for sharing!!
This recipe doesn't quite taste like tuna but it's close enough. Next time I'm going to take out the relish and add celery to it instead. It was hard to mash the chickpeas. I loved this recipe, though, and will make it again soon.
I used dijon mustard instead of spicy and minced red onions instead of green ones. I also added 12-15 capers, chopped cilantro, and chopped dill pickle instead of the relish. It was fantastic! The flavor was very close to tuna fish... maybe even better. The texture was not quite right, although not unpleasant... maybe if the beans were pureed it would be closer? All the same, a great substitute or even replacement for tuna salad.
I've been making this for years. Such a healthy alternative!
Great! I didn't have all the ingredients so used regular onion, honey mustard instead of spicy, light mayo and no relish. I added a little garlic salt. It was extremely tasty -- I will have garbanzo beans on my weekly grocery list for this recipe.
This was very delicious. A combination between "tuna" and "egg" salad. Yumm! One adjustment I made was to use 2 T of blended silken tofu in place of the mayo. Less fat and added protein :) My four year old daughter loves garbanzo beans, so she loved this. Will definitely make this one again!!
Really, really good. Doesn't taste like tuna FISH per se, but tastes an awful lot like tuna SALAD as it's normally made; a point that seems to be lost in some reviews. Made this twice this week; had to substitute yellow mustard for the brown and it was still fantastic. A new regular in our rotation. Thanks.
I used a pastry cutter to rough cut the garbanzo beans so they would still have some texture. I left out the mustard but will be trying different types in the future. I did add my usual celery and white onion. Served on Korean Pop-Pan (spring onion flavor) crackers with red leaf lettuce and garnished with green onion tops. I'm thinking minced jalapeno sounds like a good addition. Edit: made with spicy deli mustard, added broiled Swiss cheese and half a diced avocado then drizzled with horseradish sauce.
Ewwwwwwww. I admitt I am not a vegetarian, but there are many meat-alternative foods that I totally dig. This was disgusting to me, two toddlers (who love broccoli), a nine year-old boy who eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! , and everybody else. People, if you think this taste like tuna, you have gone w/o the real thing for way too long!!! Gross is my oppinion. Sorry
AWesOme!! I added fresh dill, vegan mayo, fresh lemon juice, and some paprika. I'm so glad to have this now!! I also processed the beans really well until crumbly. The mixture consistency is similar to deviled egg filling or egg salad.
This is good stuff but it does NOT taste like tuna salad - not any tuna salad that I've ever had or made at any rate. That being said, I really do like this. I finely chop the chickpeas in my food processor and then just start adding stuff. I followed the directions the first time, but since then I usually add the stuff I use to make chicken salad - mayo, white pepper, celery seed, a squirt of lemon juice and sometimes walnuts and dried cranberries. Really really good stuff. Thanks for the recipe!
This was really really descent. It was very very good. At 1st I was worried about the spicy brown mustard. But fear no more. Then I got to the part about sweet pickles...I didn't have any nor did I have sweet pickle relish. Since I normally do not use either in cooking, baking or mixing. I opted for dill pickle relish. I did use low fat Mayonnaise verses regular mayo. All in all great mix. Excellent alternative for tuna...I like tuna, but tend to get fuller faster when eating it. This was light and not a heavy dish. And is was also a great alternative to egg salad I thought. I could diffently see adding a ranch powder mix to it and or mix in some heat to it as well and also adding celery. I will make this again because of the simiplicity of the recipe, ingredients and time. I always have these ingredients on hand and this is a great lunch bag item. Thanks very much.
If you didn't know better, you'd swear that this was tuna fish. It's even better after it's sat in the fridge overnight. I followed the recipe exactly the first time and it was great, but the second time I made it, I followed my family recipe using the beans instead of the tuna and I could hardly tell the difference. It's great but make sure that you mash the beans really well.
DELICIOUS!!! One of the best and easiest vegetarian recipes ever. I use egg free mayonnaise. Awsome as a sandwich or bagel spread. It does not taste like tuna at all but if you want a fishy taste, you can add a little bit of kelp to it.
Incredible! Thank you so much!
Followed the recipe exactly and this is delicious! I've been vegetarian for 15 years so I think this tastes like tuna salad. My husband just converted a year ago and says it doesn't taste like tuna but we both agree this recipe is fantastic on toast or saltines. Nice job - thanks for sharing!
YUM! I made this as is the first time, but I think next time I might add some boiled eggs. I love tuna salad, but sometimes the fishy-ness of it gets to me. This is a great alternative.
I must admit, I was VERY skeptical about trying this recipe, but I am so happy that I did. I didn't have green onions, so I used onion powder & it was fantastic. Shocking how it tastes like tuna. Thanks so much!
Delicious! Easy! Healthy! What more could a person want. I use chap red onion because I love em. Also, Canola Mayo. I've been gradually switching to a Vegitarian diet and finding things to brown bag to work has been a challenge. This is perfect.
Fantastic; my boyfriend feels sorry for tuna and I just don't like it, but both of us adored this recipe. I actually added flour (weird I know) at the end because it was awfully liquidy. Cornstarch would work too, to make it spreadable on a sandwich.
Amazing! It DOES taste much like the tuna salad I remember Mom making, but I've also been a vegetarian for 20 years, so perhaps taste memory has faded. However, the texture is definitely like tuna salad (I did mash the garbanzos with a fork a bit), and the flavor of the other ingredients pushes it to the top of my "repeat" file! My only addition to the recipe was another tablespoon of mayo and relish, for added smoothness and a little more crunch. Serve with Ritz crackers as a snack!
This is a quick, easy, and filling sandwich. I varied it to my own tastes (mayo only with chopped onion and dill pickle), and it was delicious! I found the suggestion from another reviewer to use a potato masher to mash the chickpeas worked VERY well. Even my tuna-hating boyfriend loved this. It doesn't remind me a whole lot like what I remember tuna to taste like, but that is a good thing!! :)
I thought this recipe was awesome.
I wish I could give this 10 stars. I love this recipe. I made a huge batch this time, using about 2/3 a pound of garbanzo beans. I soaked and cooked them myself. I put the garbanzo beans in the food processor first until they are very smooth, then I build the rest. I added 4 stalks of celery and half of a white onion instead of green onions. It did taste quite a bit like tuna salad and was as easy as it gets and super cheap!!!
This is an awesome recipe. Taste so much like tuna salad. I added chopped up dill pickle. VERY GOOD!
i am vegetarian so i still use eggs and prepared this as i would have tuna salad with miracle whip, eggs, relish, as my basics i did experiment with the mustard, salt and seasoned salt - and will try green onions next time - my fam thought they were eating the real thing and thoroughly enjoyed it Can be used as a dip or when eating as sandwich try placing a slice or two of tomato and yum yum thank u its pretty economical too better than buying meat substitutes for your childs lunch etc . . .
The texture is not quite tuna, but the taste is EXCELLENT. I think I actually prefer this to tuna, it's low fat, low calorie, and doesn't make the whole kitchen reek of fish. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a great recipe, although I'm out of relish so I substituted two cloves of garlic. This is a perfect food processor quick lunch, thanks for sharing. AO.
I didn't think it tasted exactly like tuna, but it is very tasty and makes a great sandwich.