As the evenings get warmer Mock Tuna Salad is often enjoyed by the monks. With the addition of some crackers it is a simple side dish to add to a soup night. We use a pressure cooker, which makes quick work of cooking beans, so we use fresh cooked garbanzos for this recipe. Once you’ve eaten fresh cooked beans it’s hard to go back to cans. It’s easy to project that the earth may be grateful too!
Mock Tuna Salad for 8
(from The Peaceful Palate)
2 15oz. can garbanzo beans, drained, or 3.5 cups fresh-cooked
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, grated (optional)
2 green onions, finely chopped
4 Tbs. yogurt
4 Tbs. sweet pickle relish
1 tsp. salt
1. Mash the garbanzo beans with a fork or potato masher. Leave some chunks.
2. Add the sliced celery, grated carrot, chopped onion, yogurt, relish, and salt and mix well.