One of my favorite, easy to make, go-to meals is this fake tuna salad recipe. I often make a big batch of this the night before, using a portion for dinner and bringing the leftovers for lunch at the crag the following day. It’s super versatile – you can eat it as a salad, make cold sandwiches with greens and tomato, or (my favorite) make a grilled “tuna” melt sandwich.
Chickpea Salad (aka Fake Tuna Salad)
15 oz. garbanzo beans (mashed)
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
1 tbsp. pickles (chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
In a medium bowl, combine beans, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, onions, and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
*I make variations of this recipe depending on the ingredients I have available. I will leave out pickles and add in diced tomatoes, as I often have a can of those on hand.
Dirtbag Tip: Save mustard and mayonnaise packets from restaurants to use in this recipe!