Did you know that you can make a delicious vegan tuna salad by swapping the tuna out for some garbanzo beans?
I know that may sound crazy, but vegan tuna salad is not only a real thing it’s also absolutely delicious.
The secret to making your vegan tuna salad to taste like regular tuna salad is capers. The capers add a bright, briny flavor that the tuna would normally provide, so we get all the flavor of traditional tuna salad, without the tuna.
Basically, you just sub in some chopped chickpeas for the tuna and everything else stays the same, and you end up with this super delicious, plant-based, tuna-like salad (without the tuna).
On the flip side, if you want to give this vegan tuna salad a try but you’re not really worried about the vegan part, you can of course use any mayonnaise you have on hand or try swapping in some greek yogurt for the mayonnaise to lighten things up a bit.
However you choose to approach this vegan tuna salad, I can’t wait to hear what you think!
MORE HEALTHY TUNA SALAD RECIPES:
Vegan Chickpea 'Tuna Salad'
Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
- 1/3 cup finely diced celery
- 1/3 cup finely diced radish
- 3 tablespoons capers, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (be sure to buy a vegan brand to keep this recipe 100% vegan)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add garbanzo beans to food processor and pulse a few times until you have a gravel-like consistency.
- Transfer beans to a medium bowl and add in the onion, celery, radish, capers, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Combine well.
Nutrients for half of the recipe (no bread): Calories: 346; Total Fat: 22.3g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Carbohydrate: 29.2g; Dietary Fiber: 6.5g; Sugars: 4.6g; Protein: 7.7g