I was craving a tuna fish sandwich the other day, but we were all out of canned tuna. Darn! I started searching in the pantry for something else to eat, when I came upon a can of garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) & knew I had the makings of a great meal! I'd almost forgotten about how I used to make a vegetarian ~ Mock Tuna Salad ~ using those tasty, roundish, pale golden beans. I'm so glad I remembered, it's been way too long since I enjoyed this simple, but pleasing salad!
Make your Mock Tuna Salad as simple or complex as you like. I usually go for simple, just adding some Hellmann's Low-Fat Mayo, cracked black pepper & a bit of dulse. (a type of seaweed, to give it a salty, 'hint-of-the-ocean' marine aroma/flavor ~ or ~ you could use your favorite dried flaked/ground sea vegetable) This Mock Tuna Salad is great in a sandwich, as the filling in the center of a stuffed tomato, nestled in an avocado half, or even just plopped on top of your garden salad. Make it vegan by using a vegan mayo ~ so simple! Anyway you decide to enjoy it, this vegetarian salad makes for a tempting, satisfying meal. Enjoy! :)