If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this photo of yesterday’s lunch and creation of this No Mayo Tuna Salad. Tuna Salad is one of those forever staples that is just awesome to have in the fridge. For some reason, lately, I had forgotten all about it. Looking back, I have a wonderful memory of being in our kitchen when I was probably ten years old and having my mother instruct me on how to make tuna salad. She watched me, or should I say likely micromanaged me, boiling eggs, chopping and dicing and putting in the ingredients just like she told me. Tuna salad was basically the first thing I learned to make in the kitchen.
I’m back today with a very different version. No mayonnaise, yellow mustard, but other really flavorful ingredients that just happen to be super healthy. The tuna and chickpeas in this version give you a big boost, but if you want to add in boiled eggs, because it IS tuna salad, then by all means, do it!
NO MAYO TUNA SALAD
2 15 oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 6 oz cans wild tuna, drained
4 T chopped purple onion
4 T capers with the juice
4 T red wine vinegar
2-4 boiled eggs, chopped (optional)
Combine all ingredients, adjusting pepper, vinegar and caper juice to taste.
How easy is that? Ridiculous right?!
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