Quick and easy vegetarian main dish made from pantry items in just a few minutes. Perfect for summer picnics or fast weeknight meals. Serve on bread, buns, crackers, pita bread, or plain.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pulse pickles, celery, onion, and pickle juice together in a food processor until evenly chopped; add chickpeas and pulse until beans are roughly chopped. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

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  • Stir oats into chickpeas mixture until well mixed. Add mayonnaise and mustard; stir well. Let sit for flavors to blend, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

More pickle juice, mayonnaise, or Dijon mustard can be added to taste or to make creamier.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 5% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 363.6mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
I used a chopped cucumber in place of the dill pickle and this was fabulous! This is my kind of lunch with some veggies on the side! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2015
I liked this but it is a bit bland. I ended up adding the pickle juice and 1 tablespoon dijon mustard and then went back and added yellow mustard. There is very little flavor but I'll be watching the reviews to see what all of you creative cooks come up with to improve it! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
I used a chopped cucumber in place of the dill pickle and this was fabulous! This is my kind of lunch with some veggies on the side! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2015
I liked this but it is a bit bland. I ended up adding the pickle juice and 1 tablespoon dijon mustard and then went back and added yellow mustard. There is very little flavor but I'll be watching the reviews to see what all of you creative cooks come up with to improve it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2013
Too much dill! If you like dill you will love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2016
a good base start for vegan tuna - after making it once there are many options for improvising to taste. We wrapped it in collard greens with added olives and peppered to liking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2019
I followed the recipe exactly! The oats seemed weird but I went with it and glad I did. I didn t find this bland at all I thought it was very flavorful! Will be a new staple in my house! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
I saw a question about this recipe on the Buzz since it had been nominated for Recipe Group. I had everything on hand and I really need a way to get whole oats into my diet so I tried it. I did make it for 1 serving so instead of using the food processor I used my immersion blender on the oatmeal pickle juice and garbanzo beans and then hand chopped the onion pickles & celery. Mixed together with the mayo & mustard. Loved it! I used Klaussen dill pickles and thought the flavor was great could even throw in some sweet pickles too. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
This recipe is easy tasty and a great vegetarian option for lunch or snacks. Unlike another reviewer I didn't find the pickle flavour (or dill flavour as she said) too much at all. The only addition I made was salt and pepper. Next time I may use half mayo and half fat free plain Greek yogurt to make it even healthier. I might also swap the regular onion with red onion to make it prettier. Thanks for a great lunch alternative! Read More