Sweet No-Tuna Salad


I’ve never been a fan of seafood, but I used to force myself to eat fish. I thought it was good for me. I assumed it was the only way to get the omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to good health.

Through some fortunate experiences and much reading, however; I no longer see fish as health food. I’ve also learned that I can get omega 3’s in plant foods like flax seeds, walnuts, green leafy vegetables and algae. Armed with this info, I kicked my last can of tuna to the curb.

If you’re curious about why I stopped eating fish, click HERE.

Surprisingly, however; when I tasted the mock-tuna salad my husband ordered at a vegan restaurant, I loved it. It was creamy but had enough of a crunch to be interesting and best of all, it didn’t taste like fish! It was similar to tuna salad, but better.

These days, mock-tuna salad is one of my go-to recipes. It’s simple and tastes great in a sammy or wrap, on a salad, as a topping for a potato or spread on crackers. I especially love this Sweet No-Tuna Salad inspired by Whole Foods Market.

Sweet No-Tuna Salad

1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

The juice of 2 to 3 lemons

½ apple, cored and chopped

¼ cup finely chopped celery

¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans

3 chopped medjool dates

¼ cup raisins

3 tablespoons sweet relish

2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

2 teaspoons dried dill

Ground black pepper to taste


Blend the garbanzo beans and lemon juice in a blender. Transfer to a medium bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Chill until ready to serve.

About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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1 Response to Sweet No-Tuna Salad

  1. Pingback: Initiating a Vegan Virgin – Part 1: Green Smoothie Tasting | Honk If You're Vegan

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