From the author, David Sterkel: One of my favorite picnic foods is my very simple and affordable "chickpea tuna salad.” This can be eaten as a salad, a sandwich, panini, or right out of the mixing bowl. This recipe keeps quite well for several days, so make a large batch and eat away!
From Plant-Based on a Budget:
This chickpea tuna salad is one of our favorite lunch options when short on time. You can prepare it the night before and just fill in your sandwiches right before lunchtime the next day. Such a lifesaver when it comes to busy days and those “having lunch at your desk” situations.
Making a chickpea tuna salad is very simple. You start by processing the chickpeas on your food processor until broken up (or mash them with a fork) and start seasoning them with the veggies, spices, mustard, and vegan mayonnaise. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste and voila! You’re ready to enjoy a delicious plant-based tuna salad.
We would love to fill you in a little secret: When it comes to this vegan salad, the next day is even tastier. Believe it or not, storing your salad in the refrigerator overnight will take its flavor to the next level because it allows the flavors to marry Try it and let us know what you think!
When it comes to how long you can keep your chickpea tuna salad, we think between 3 to 4 days in an airtight container is best.
Even if you immediately associate tuna salad with a sandwich, there are many other ways you could enjoy it. This recipe would be great to fill up some hollowed tomatoes or iceberg lettuce cups. You could also try adding it inside a pita, or simply eating it with some tortilla chips! These ideas would be perfect for a hot summer day!
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