Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

If you normally don’t eat fish/meat like me, but still want that tuna/chicken salad taste and texture; I hope you give this recipe a try! I used chickpeas, simple spices, and veggies to give some crunch and a ton of flavor. Who said eating more plant based foods has to be boring?

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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad 

Servings: 3-4 entrees or 5-7 servings as a side dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup of baby carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of radishes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • hot sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Use a fork or potato masher to mash some of the chickpeas
  2. Combine all other ingredients and mix well
  3. Let flavors marinate for 2-3 hours

Serve over a bed of greens, slice of bread or crackers for a snack!

 

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