No Tuna Salad Recipe -
No Tuna Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

No Tuna Salad

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"Quick and easy vegetarian main dish made from pantry items in just a few minutes. Perfect for summer picnics or fast weeknight meals. Serve on bread, buns, crackers, pita bread, or plain."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Pulse pickles, celery, onion, and pickle juice together in a food processor until evenly chopped; add chickpeas and pulse until beans are roughly chopped. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  2. Stir oats into chickpeas mixture until well mixed. Add mayonnaise and mustard; stir well. Let sit for flavors to blend, about 10 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • More pickle juice, mayonnaise, or Dijon mustard can be added to taste or to make creamier.

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Sep 08, 2013

I used a chopped cucumber in place of the dill pickle, and this was fabulous! This is my kind of lunch with some veggies on the side!

Sep 07, 2013

Too much dill! If you like dill, you will love it.

Jul 18, 2015

I liked this, but it is a bit bland. I ended up adding the pickle juice and 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, and then went back and added yellow mustard. There is very little flavor, but I'll be watching the reviews to see what all of you creative cooks come up with to improve it!

Feb 28, 2014

I saw a question about this recipe on the Buzz since it had been nominated for Recipe Group. I had everything on hand and I really need a way to get whole oats into my diet so I tried it. I did make it for 1 serving so instead of using the food processor I used my immersion blender on the oatmeal, pickle juice and garbanzo beans and then hand chopped the onion, pickles & celery. Mixed together with the mayo & mustard. Loved it! I used Klaussen dill pickles and thought the flavor was great could even throw in some sweet pickles too. Definitely a keeper!

Sep 22, 2013

This recipe is easy, tasty, and a great vegetarian option for lunch or snacks. Unlike another reviewer, I didn't find the pickle flavour (or dill flavour, as she said) too much at all. The only addition I made was salt and pepper. Next time, I may use half mayo and half fat free plain Greek yogurt, to make it even healthier. I might also swap the regular onion with red onion to make it prettier. Thanks for a great lunch alternative!


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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