So tomorrow will mark what will be the three or one month anniversary of me becoming vegan. I can't say that it has been hard. I miss cheese, but I thought that at this point I would have had to been institutionalized. It has been fun trying new things and learning new recipes. I can say that Youtube has been an invaluable resource for me some of the recipes I have found have been common sense. Others have been like, "Oh well that is new" I don't know why, but this recipe has had me curious so I decided to give it a try.
The ingredients are very similar to regular tuna salad. Swapping out minced garbanzo beans for tuna and vegan mayonnaise for mayo. It is my firm belief that salads such as potato salad, egg salad and tuna salad are extremely personal. To me I can compare them to a cup of coffee, you can customize them to suit your taste. I used garbanzo beans, pickles, onions, celery, mustard, pepper and a few other things which were recommended by various youtube users for more ''depth.''
I started off by draining my canned garbanzo beans and then giving them a whir in my food processor. A few pulses until they were minced up.
You can see here they are not pureed or chunky just minced.
Personally, I love onion so I then minced up my onions and celery real small, again my personal preference.
My pickles I decided to hand chop because I just love them to be chunkier.
I then added about 2 tablespoons of vegenaise, a teaspoon of mustard, some soy sauce (recommended ingredient from youtube) some pepper and that was it!
I at them on some toasted ciabatta that I made at work. I know it is vegan because I made it myself. It is fun discovering new things to eat. I would not necessarily say that this tasted like tuna. I have seen people add seaweed flakes to give it an oceany taste and nutritional yeast for a "cheesy" flavor. I will experiement and find out what I like the best. Now I am off to do some knitting!