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Chickpea Salad {Mock Tuna Salad}

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Chickpea Salad {Vegetarian Mock Tuna} | A Virtuous Woman #realfood #healthy #glutenfree

This is one of my favorite recipes for lunch! It’s easy to put together, healthy, and tastes delicious! I’ve been a vegetarian for 15 years now. I used to love tuna salad sandwiches. This Chickpea Salad tastes a lot like tuna and makes a healthy replacement or alternative to tuna.

For a vegan version you could leave out the hard boiled eggs and simply reduce the amount of {vegan} mayonnaise a little. This recipe is also gluten free!

Chickpea Salad {Mock Tuna}

  • 1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and mashed
  • 1/ 3 – 1/2 cup mayonnaise {or to taste}
  • 1 tbsp. sweet relish
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Mash the chickpeas. I like to do this in my food processor – just process chickpeas into small bits, but don’t puree! Otherwise, use a fork to mash the chickpeas into small pieces.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.

3. Serve on your favorite sliced bread or with crackers. Enjoy!


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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe! I keep chickpeas/garbanzos on hand at all times :) Although I will admit they mostly get made in hummus. Do you ever make "burgers" from them? Do you have a good recipe?
    1. Mia, I love to make hummus, too! And Falafels with chickpeas. Chickpeas are so delicious. I actually do have a really good recipe for Garbanzo Burgers. I try to share the recipe soon. :)

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