Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mock Tuna or Chicken salad

Really just make your favorite chicken or tuna salad and replace the meat with 3 cans slightly mashed garbanzo beans. I havent ever used vegan mayo so you are on your own there but I have heard good things about Follow your Heart brand from several people on the vegan boards.

3 cans garbanzo beans
1/3 c. Mayo or vegenaise
1/2 tsp. mustard
3 or 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 Tbsp dehydrated onion flakes
Mortons natures seasons to taste OR Salt & Pepper

Drain and rinse beans really well. Mash with a fork or a potatoes masher. You want them broken up but not pureed. Combine beans with remaining ingredients.

For chicken salad: Combine scant 2 Tbsp. boiling water and 1 chicken bouillon cube until dissolved, stir into the mayo for a more chicken flavor. Vegetarians use 1/2 of a imitation chicken cube

Economical Counter: (Serves 6, 1 c. servings)
Beans $2.10
Mayo(regular) $0.25
Mustard $0.12
Celery $0.22
Onion $0.12

Total $2.81
Total per serving $0.47

Thats $0.47 for 1 cup of salad!!!

Other tasty additions:
Almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds
Chopped pickles
Anything you like in your regular salad!

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