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Friday, May 23, 2014

Mock Tuna Salad

One of the things I have missed the most, since becoming a vegetarian almost 7 years ago, is tuna salad. My mom makes the BEST tuna salad. I came home a few nights ago having this massive craving for my mom's tuna salad and decided to whip up a healthy, vegan version. 

This recipe is simple and healthy. Only about 90 calories per 1/4 cup!
Mock Tuna Salad on Romaine Boats

1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
1/4 medium onion, diced
1/3 c bell pepper, diced (green and red)
2 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise, low fat (vegan or non-vegan) 
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/2 tbsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
seasoning (garlic powder, pepper, paprika, sweetener)

Drain and rinse the can of garbanzo beans. Mash the garbanzo beans with a fork (some chunks are fine) and combine all the ingredients. Mix well and season accordingly (a little bit of agave/sugar really brings this recipe together). Chill before serving. 


  • Double the recipe and store in a glass jar to use at your convenience. The recipe will last about a week.
  • Feel free to add any other veggies you would like (shredded carrots, green onions, etc.)
  • For an even healthier alternative to the traditional tuna salad sandwich, serve this salad on whole romaine lettuce leaves.

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