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Tuna-Less Salad

News Icon 3/15/2021

chickpea salad in an iceberg lettuce cup
Credit: Rouxbe

Tuna-Less Salad

This recipe was originally created by and published on Rouxbe.

Makes 3-5 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas (1-28oz can)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp red onion, (or to taste)
  •  2 to 3 celery stalks (approx. 1/2 cup)
  •  2 to 3 pickles (approx. 1/4 cup)
  •  2 tbsp nori seaweed flakes*
  •  1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise or Cashew Sour Cream
  •  1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  •  1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Using a pastry cutter, potato masher or a fork, mash the chickpeas to break them up.
  2. Next, finely dice the onion, celery and pickle and add them to the chickpeas. Add the nori flakes, salt and pepper and mix to combine.

  3. Lastly, add the vegan mayonnaise or Cashew Sour Cream. Mix to combine and taste for seasoning. Note: If mixture seems a bit dry, add a touch more vegan mayo or cashew sour cream.


* If you do not have nori flakes, you can grind up one or two sheets of nori (the kind used to make sushi) in a spice grinder. The mineral-rich nori adds a nice “from the sea” flavor and look to the mixture.


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