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Vegan Tuna Salad with Chickpeas & Avocado
Vegan “ no tuna " salad recipe with mashed chickpeas, creamy avocado, scallions and lime. No mayo ever!
- 15 oz canned chickpeas
- 1 avocado - extra large
- 1 scallion - chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro - roughly chopped
- 1 lime - juiced
- 1/2 red chili pepper - chopped (to taste)
- 2 tbsp fresh onion chives - snipped
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil - optional
- 1 pinch sea salt - more or less to your taste
- 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds - for garnish (optional)
Drain the chickpeas and reserve some of the water.
In the bowl of a small food processor chop the chickpeas with the olive until a rustic texture is achieved. Add a little bit of the reserved water if needed but keep in mind that you don’t want a smoothie, so use the pulse button when doing this.
Transfer to a medium mixing bowl together with the scallions, lime juice, chili pepper and cilantro. Give it a good stir.
Slice the avocado in half, discard the pit and carefully scoop the flesh out. Add it to the bowl with the chickpeas and season with the sea salt. Combine well. Taste and add more lime juice or sea salt to your taste.
Serve as a dip or make a fake tuna salad sandwich with your favorite whole-grain bread and fresh herbs.