I have heard this concoction called a variety of things (my favorite is coined by The Kitchn as "Chickpea of the Sea"), but whatever you call it, it is a delicious protein-packed meat alternative. This recipe is a modification of a few different recipes including one by The Apron Archives and The V Word. My recipe will make three to four servings.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: none
One (1) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Two (2) tablespoons of mayonnaise -- with a vegan substitute, this recipe will be completely vegan
1/2 teaspoon of stone ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon of onion powder
Old Bay for seasoning
In a large mixing bowl, begin to smash the chickpeas with a fork. They should be about 80% smashed by the time that you're done with them.
Thoroughly mix in the mayonnaise and mustard.
Spoon onto a roll, sandwich bread, crackers or enjoy on its own.