Tuna-Free Salad

Recipe by Allison Rivers Samson

This tuna-free salad makes a delicious sandwich filling or salad topper.

Serves 6

Ingredients

30 ounces (2 cans) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained

1/4 cup red onion, peeled and finely chopped

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/4 cup dill pickle, finely chopped

2 tablespoons nori seaweed flakes

1/2 – 3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground

12 slices bread, lightly toasted

6 large, crisp lettuce leaves

12 fresh tomato slices

Method

In a large bowl, mash the garbanzo beans with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Fold the onion, celery, garlic, pickle, nori, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper into the garbanzo beans. Combine thoroughly.

Lightly toast the bread. Spread the salad on one slice and stack with a lettuce leaf, two tomato slices, and another slice of bread. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Allison Rivers Samson, owner of Allison’s Gourmet and award-winning author of the VegNews column “Veganize It!” (Issue 61).

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