Chickpea "Tuna Salad"

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Chickpea "Tuna Salad"
Chickpea "Tuna Salad"


Mealthy Tip

Vegan or dairy-free? Substitute an extra tablespoon each of olive oil and lemon juice for the yogurt. The salad's flavors will mellow and blend over time as it sits, and it can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week. You could also try it with canned white beans instead of chickpeas for a creamier texture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 318 calories; 11g fat; 43.0g carbohydrates; 14g protein; 1mg cholesterol; 1227mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat2g 8%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat6.0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1227mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 43.0g 14%
Dietary Fiber12g 47%
Protein 14g
Vitamin A14% Vitamin C23%
Calcium10% Iron27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Aja A says:

I love me a canned tuna, but I was surprised how closely this resembled tuna salad. You won't get the fish flavor, but it definitely will make someone who is vegetarian satisfied. Along with the yogurt, I added a little bit of chipotle mayo for heat. This was pretty tasty and went very well with the leftover pumpernickel bread I had on hand.

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Jessica Scott says:

This vegetarian "tuna" salad was so yummy! I love taking it for lunch. I wasn't sure how I would like the yogurt in place of the mayo, but it turned out great. Whether you're a vegetarian or not, you should try this recipe!

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Anthony Cohen says:

This chickpea tuna salad was really good. I loved tuna salad as a kid, but don't liked the idea of eating canned fish anymore. I mashed the chickpeas up really well using a food processor. I probably over-mixed it, but that's ok. The yogurt gave it a different taste, but it was delicious overall.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Used canned white beans instead of chickpeas, and it was a nice imitation of traditional chicken or tuna salad. I loved the creamy texture for sure. I served it with avocado boats.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

Bought some pita crackers just for this recipe. Really good. Doesn’t have the fish taste like tuna salad, but still really tasty and great texture.