Since becoming a vegetarian, I have craved many foods like fried chicken, lamb Roganosh and especially tuna salad.
I made the decision to become vegetarian because I just wanted to protect the animals of the world and be healthier.
Looking at how many fish are dragged out of the ocean per annum, I found myself pondering whether or not being a vegetarian would be so bad. And to my surprise, I soon discovered that vegetarian food is better than the meat. Not only that it tastes better, but it's actually good for you and good for the environment too. How can you go wrong? My skin is glowing and my energy and weight are stablished. Oh, and I'm not as moody!!!
So here I'd like to share with you my all-time favorite vegan 'tuna' salad recipe; (actually made with chickpeas)
1 can chickpeas, 1 medium sized carrot chopped, 3 ribs celery, 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard, 1/4 of a cup vegan mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 cup walnuts, dash chili powder, 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion, optional parsley and jalapeño peppers.
Procedure; Toast the walnuts, chop and set aside. Drain the can of chickpeas and mash slightly with a fork. Combine chopped carrots celery, onion, mustard, mayo and walnuts into a bowl season with salt and pepper and garnish with chili pepper and parsley. To make things a little more exciting, you can add a few jalapeno chopped peppers to the mix.
Serve on your favorite bread or with crackers.
*can keep up to 4 days in the fridge.