Published by Ashley Palmer.

So long, summer! Kids are back to reality now—school is in full swing. Save yourself some box lunch preparation time by whipping up this easy-to-make mock tuna salad. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser among school-aged children, and it’s “adult enough” for you to take to work.

Mock tuna is perfect on a bed of lettuce as a salad or in a sandwich. My favorite way to eat it is on lightly toasted bread with lettuce, tomato, and shredded carrots. Pair it with a side of veggie-loaded pasta salad and a dessert of mixed fresh fruit for a complete meal. Delish!

Mock Tuna Salad
1 qt. garbanzo beans, cooked or canned and drained
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
Sea salt, to taste
2 Tbsp. vegan mayonnaise

  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the vegan mayonnaise, mashing the garbanzos slightly as you mix.
  • Add the mayonnaise until the salad is as moist as you like.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich.

Makes 4 servings

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