Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vegan "Tuna" Salad Sammies

The tuna sandwich is a lunchbox staple.  But it also contains high levels of mercury, which puts our kids at risk to harmful effects on their nervous system, brain, heart, kidneys and lungs. According to Consumer Reports, canned tuna is the most common source of mercury in our diet.  And since its recommended that pregnant woman should avoid it altogether, why not offer an alternative that takes the same amount of time to prepare and free from toxins?

Mashing chickpeas until it forms a flaky texture gives you a very similar base as canned tuna.  Simply add your favorites; vegan mayo, mustard, pickles, salt, etc. and you've got chickpea salad!

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed.  *Eden Organic makes a BPA free can liner.
2 TB vegan mayo (Vegenaise)
1 TB dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup diced dill pickles
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Using either a food processor, nutri-bullet, or a fork (not sure if a blender would work), mash the chickpeas until they becomes flaky but not pureed.   Add remaining ingredients to combine. 

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