Just because you're a vegetarian doesn't mean you have to cut the taste of tuna out of your diet. Chickpeas are a great substitute for tuna, and hold the same great texture in a sandwich. A mock tuna melt is quick and easy to make with a few common ingredients from your kitchen pantry. It has all of the delights of a real tuna melt, without stepping out of vegetarian boundaries.
Preparing a Mock Tuna Melt
Open the can or jar of garbanzo beans and drain thoroughly prior to use.
Place the drained garbanzo beans in the large mixing bowl. Use the potato masher to mash the beans effectively until they are a light, fluffy texture.
Add the mayonnaise, relish, Dijon mustard, and Old Bay seasoning to the bowl of garbanzo beans. Mix with spoon until all ingredients are combined.
Place the sandwich bread in a toaster oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes until as crispy as desired.
Put the slices of cheese onto the bread immediately after it is pulled out of the oven. Allow the cheese to melt for up to 5 minutes after it is placed on the warm bread.
Apply the mock tuna to the sandwich bread as desired. Add lettuce, tomato, or other condiments to complete the sandwich.