Tuna Salad (Minus The Mercury)

I love tuna salad. Canned white tuna, with minced celery and pickle, some mayonnaise and maybe a few capers… if I could eat that as often as I’d like, I’d end up as mad as a hatter (or maybe just as mad as Jeremy Piven) due to the elevated levels of mercury in canned tuna.

What’s a tuna-phile to do?

fake tuna salad

Fake it.

Fake Tuna Salad

Mash 2-3 cups of chickpeas with the tines of a fork. (You could trying using a food processor but one pulse too far and you’ve got hummus instead.) This can be a little tedious but the resulting texture is more appealing. To pass the time, I recommend Pandora’s Oldies Soul station, as pictured above. Add minced celery, pickle, mayonnaise, or whatever your mom added to tuna salad when you were a kid.

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3 thoughts on “Tuna Salad (Minus The Mercury)

  1. I think I will try this! I don’t eat seafood, but I do love chickpeas and pickles (haven’t tried them together before, though).

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