Vegetarian Tuna Salad

Recipe: Vegetarian Tuna Salad

Summary: A great alternative to real tuna salad, this recipe is packed with protein and fiber. Use it on a sandwich or whole wheat crackers. To lighten the recipe further, consider sugar free sweet pickle relish and low fat or fat free mayonnaise. Easily spiced to suit your tastes.


  • 1 lb can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 teaspoons (1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) mayonnaise
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the beans well in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the onions, relish, celery, and mayonnaise, and mix well.
  3. Mix in spices to taste. Flavors will intensify as the dish chills in the next step, so be cautious when adding spices, especially salt. If canned beans are already salted, consider using little or no additional salt in this step.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for several hours allowing flavors to marinade before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Calories: 163

Fat: 2.1

Protein: 9.4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

By Mediterranean Book
Published: February 17,2012