As you may have figured out by now, we were on vacation last week. By the time we got home, I wasn’t really in the mood to fix anything elaborate for next week’s lunches! Fortunately, I remembered a super-simple recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a really long time.
For a long time, I’ve always wanted to try “mock” tuna salad made with garbanzo beans. I’m not sure why I never did, but now I’ve tried it and I’m sure it will become a staple for me! Doe it taste like tuna salad? Not at all. Is it delicious? Yes! Plus it’s super-easy to put together. Little Miss had a great time mashing the beans and mixing the ingredients together! Give it a try and let me know how you like them!
“Mock” Tuna Salad
2 C garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and mashed ( used some I had cooked, but canned works too)
2 T plain yogurt (you can use a vegan brand if you’d like)
2 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 T sweet pickle relish
1 T rice seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight, then use on sandwiches or on top of salads!