Faux Tuna Salad

One thing my mom used to make that I always loved and truly missed was a yummy tuna salad. I loved making tuna salad sandwiches or just scarfing it down with some saltine crackers, YUM! That brings back memories #nostalgic. However after going plant based, and discovering that tuna is not the healthiest option nor the most compassionate, I decided to find a vegan tuna salad recipe. I hadn’t realized how simple it would be. All of the recipes I found basically used the same ingredients my mom did, only they sub the tuna for chickpeas and nori flakes(for the fishy taste of the sea). It’s pretty genius! It’s also incredibly simple to make.

I’m giving you the simple base recipe to this salad, but there are plenty of variations. My mom used to add diced apples to hers (it actually tasted pretty good). You could also add half vegan mayo and half vegan cream cheese. You could even vary the amounts of ingredients in this salad. For example, if you’re not a huge onion fan you could add less of the onions into the mix. You could also add more chickpeas or add more or less of ┬áany of the other ingredients. It’s pretty versatile that way. You could even add chopped nuts or other veggies like chopped broccoli, bell peppers, or cucumbers. You can’t go wrong with this one, really the possibilities are endless. Make it your own!

Ok, so here’s what you’ll need…

Faux Tuna Salad
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This salad gives you that authentic tuna taste you're craving, without the actual tuna but with plenty of goodness. It's also so simple to make.
    Servings Prep Time
    4-6 ppl 15 min
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    Servings Prep Time
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    Faux Tuna Salad
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    This salad gives you that authentic tuna taste you're craving, without the actual tuna but with plenty of goodness. It's also so simple to make.
      Servings Prep Time
      4-6 ppl 15 min
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      Servings Prep Time
      4-6 ppl 15 min
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      Instructions
      1. First, finely dice your pickles, red onion, and celery. You don't want big chunks of any of these in your salad. They should be 1/2-1/4 inch dice or less. You can toss them into a food processor as well to achieve a fine mince.
      2. Next, use a food processor or potato masher to shred the chickpeas a bit. You don't want them to turn into a hummus, but you want them to break apart and get flaky like tuna. Just a couple of pulses in the food processor or a minute of mashing should achieve this texture.
      3. Once all of your ingredients are prepped, place all of them into a medium bowl along with the mayo, nori flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix well to incorporate all of the ingredients. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or pepper if desired.
      4. You can serve this "tuna" salad over greens, over toast, or on crackers. Your choice. ENJOY! ­čÖé
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      By | 2015-09-23T23:49:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Appetizer, Condiment or Sauce, Lunch, Recipes, Side Dish, Snacks|0 Comments

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      Hi, I'm Gloria Lopez, plant based chef, counselor, and happy vegan.