Tuna and Chickpea Salad Recipe
This tuna salad with chickpeas, onion, parsley, olives, and feta cheese works as a main dish for sandwiches or as a dip for pita chips.
This is a chickpea spread that tastes like tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich.
Full of flavor and super easy to prepare, this chickpea tuna salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner for busy days or weeknights.
The BEST tuna salad EVER. This should be renamed "Tuscan Tuna Salad." I made a double batch the first time I tried this (used 3 cans tuna). Added a full 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (3 lemons). Added 1 c. chopped artichoke hearts (they were oil packed and even drained added enough oil to my tuna canned in water to achieve moistness and good flavor). Don't eat this salad until it has melded for a day. Absolutely unbelievably bright, fresh, satisfying...all who tried consumed huge quantities. Excellent to use for stuffing in a vine ripened tomato. I would not delete any of the ingredient...especially the fresh parsley and in the full amount called for. This particular combination of zingy red onion, salty black olives (used kalamata for a total tuscan treat), fresh zesty parsley, zippy fresh lemons, robust chickpeas and good old tuna absolutely LOVE each other. The feta is just the crown jewel. GO Krissy G!
Take meat out of tuna salad and replace it with quinoa, sunflower seeds, and cabbage among other items for a tasty, vegetarian alternative.
Please note my poor rating is no reflection on the recipe itself but rather posted as a warning to budget-conscious cooks (like me) who might try to make this with lesser ingredients. You cannot make this recipe with regular .99 canned tuna and store brand feta...well, you can...but... With so few ingredients, those you use must be of the best quality. Don't skimp, or you'll regret it.
Serve this tasty sandwich spread on crusty whole grain rolls or pita bread, with lettuce and tomato.
Tuna salad can be made vegan when you blend olive oil, soy milk, garbanzo beans, and relish in a blender. Serve on bread like you would a tuna salad sandwich.
With mashed chickpeas and powdered seaweed, you can create a convincing substitute for tuna in these tasty chickpea "tuna" salad sandwiches.