This is a chickpea spread that tastes like tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine garbanzo beans, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, chopped green onions, salt and pepper. Mix well.

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Nutrition Facts

219.6 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 32.7g 11% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 506.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2006
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
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  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2007
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
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
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!;-) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2006
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
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
Surprisingly good! A keeper! Easy & tasty. A cross between tuna and egg salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2007
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! Read More
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