Looking for a new lunch or brunch idea? Since most of us are pretty much housebound these days, you may be getting tired of your same old same old menus. Here’s a delicious and really simple faux tuna salad. You should have most of the ingredients already in your fridge or pantry.
If you tuned into my Facebook LIVE today, I made this delicious Tu-No salad. It’s a really simple dish to put together and it makes a delicious brunch salad or lunch. I like to fill up some butter lettuce leaves with the salad. It would be just as delicious on a toasted bagel for brunch. If you happen to find these matzo crackers, I would definitely smother my tu-no salad on these!
- One can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 stalks of celery, cut into thirds
- 3 T. Tahini
- 1-2 T. pure maple syrup
- 2 T. dill relish (NOT sweet relish) or about 1/4 cup of chopped dill pickle
- 2 t. whole grain mustard (Trader Joe’s has a good one that I like)
- 1-2 t. capers, drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, add the celery and pulse a few times so that the celery is chopped a little. Next add the chickpeas and pulse so that they are also chopped a bit. Try not to puree them! Next, add in all the other ingredients and pulse to combine. Do not turn it on full speed or you’ll have cat food (LOL). Stop to scrape down the sides and check to see that everything is combined well. Remove the salad to a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. I add a little pepper and just a pinch of salt because you’ll get the salt from the pickles and capers. Chill in the fridge. Enjoy!