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Quickie “Tuna” Salad
April 6, 2010, 11:39 am
Filed under: Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , ,

This week I decided to mix up my lunch routine and devise a cheap, easy sandwich filling that could last a couple days. The result? A tasty, healthy sandwich that resembles tuna salad (if you’re into that kind of comparison—otherwise just think of it as a fun mashed bean salad).

Quickie “Tuna” Salad

Garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), 1 can
Pickle relish, ¼ cup or to taste (I used a “spicy India” kind)
Mustard and/or Vegenaise, 1 tablespoon
Pepper or lemon pepper, dash

Mash the beans in a bowl with a potato masher or fork. They can remain pretty lumpy. Add the relish (the amount depending on how much pickley flavor you like), the mustard and/or vegan mayonnaise (it’s healthier with just mustard), and pepper. I like lemon pepper for everything—adds a nice twist. You could add chopped onions if you like (red would be particularly good). Spread on whole wheat bread.

You could also slap on some vegan cheese and toast it under the broiler to make a melt. Mmmm …


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Bean “Tuna” Pickle Indian Mash?


Comment by Cockroach!


You really shouldn’t be doing any mashing of Indians, though, C.Roach. I’m telling Dhaval on you.

Comment by Carrie M

Just a post script: as much as that sounds yummy, that’s the ugliest picture of food EVER!

It’s like when they show stuff in porn way too close. Yeah, just like that.

Comment by Cockroach!

Hey, not all food is beautiful on the outside. It’s what’s inside (my tummy) that counts.

Comment by Carrie M

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