Chickpea "Tuno" Salad
Appetizers and Dips
June 19, 2014, 4:51 p.m.
Fresh and vibrant are my two favorite words when it comes to food. I mean, there are a million words with which food can be described, but when a dish is made of pure fresh and alive ingredients, it just resonates with me. The way it tastes combined with the amazing feeling of fresh foods is incomparable.
Even better, is making some food that "someone" was craving but just doesn't fit in our usual arsenal of healthy and plant-strong foods. Sometimes, when you've eaten a certain food your whole life, in this case tuna, it resurfaces as a comfort food craving.
It happens to everyone! The fun thing is, it gives me an awesome outlet to be creative in choosing healthier foods, that still fulfil that craving! This chickpea based "tuno" salad is vibrant and delicious served as a lettuce wrap, a sandwich or a topping on a salad.
It has a nice "fishy" taste from both the seaweed and capers, although they can be used interchangeably I find that the combination of the two really gives it the perfect flavor profile.
Chickpea Tuno Salad
A nice and light recipe that mimics the classic Tuna salad sandwich, without the fish. Made with completely whole food ingredients, its a great filling for lettuce, wraps, sandwiches and salads.
2 cup chickpeas - drained and rinced
1 avocado - mashed
1 sheet nori - crushed
1-2 Tbsp capers
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 green onion - sliced
- In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas until they are just flaking. Be careful not to overdue it, we don't want hummus wraps!
- Add in all the other ingredients and stir well to combine evenly.
- Serve in lettuce wraps with tomatoes, in a sandwich or on a salad.
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