I was watching a clip of Obama making a tuna salad sandwich with his daughters today, which brought on a craving for tuna salad sandwiches. After googling a bit, the consensus was that mashed chickpeas were perfect for mock tuna salad.
I made this version with a can of drained chickpeas. I didn’t bother rinsing them because I wanted them to retain their sodium, kind of like real tuna from a can. I mashed it with a fork, then added in minced green onions (green and white parts), minced capers, some dijon mustard, some veganaise and a couple shakes of salt to taste. No one would mistake it for the real thing, but it’s tasty in its own right.
I also made some tomato soup from scratch. Well, kind of. I made it by roasting some canned and drained tomatoes in the oven, then adding them to the onions I was cooking in a pot. It was fairly easy and I liked this tomato soup better than the tomato soup we usually have from a can. Even though the tomatoes are also from a can, the soup didn’t have that funny taste that canned soups usually have.
The soup was inspired by this funny Bittman video.