Saturday, September 25, 2010

No Tuna Salad Sandwich

Today while grocery shopping I walked by the deli where there was a woman ordering a tuna salad sandwich.  Even though I have not given tuna salad much of a thought since going vegetarian/vegan (I was never a huge fan of tuna salad) I decided it would be neat to try a vegan version for lunch when I got home.  So, I went to the produce aisle, picked up some celery and green onion (I like a bit of a crunch).

This recipe is very simple and you likely have everything you need to make it in your pantry right now.  This made enough for two sandwiches so I have some leftover and am glad to have lunch for tomorrow already prepared.  I think this would do nicely for days I want to bring a bagged lunch to work.

No Tuna Salad Sandwich

1 can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and mashed
1 green onion chopped fine
1 rib of celery chopped fine
1 1/2 tbsp Vegenaise or other vegan mayo
1 and 1/2 tbsp pickle relish
salt and pepper to taste
Sliced tomato
Sandwich bread (I used a multi grain roll)

Mix the chickpeas, onion, celery, relish, salt and pepper until well incorporated.  Place about half the mixture on the bread, top with tomato and sprouts.  I served mine with some potato, squash and carrot chips and pickles.

I really enjoyed this. I hope you do too.

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