Im a little confused about a couple of things:
1). In the first post in this thread, the procedure calls for opening two cans of garbanzo beans and boiling them for up to an hour. Arent canned garbanzo beans already cooked?
2). Some people say you should mash the beans with a fork, and others say to put them in a food processor. If you put them in a food processor, wouldnt they puree down to hummus? It seems to me that you would want to leave it kinda chunky so as to better simulate the texture of tuna. So mashing it by hand is the way to go, right?
3). All of the recipes Ive seen here are remarkably similar, with the exception that some people add relish and some people dont? Does adding the relish somehow make it taste more like tuna? Or is it just that some traditional tuna salad recipes contain relish? Ive never known anybody who put relish in their tuna, so I dont understand where this comes from.
4). Assuming that I do put relish in, sweet or dill?
I known these questions sound stupid, cuz garbanzo beans are cheap, and if I dont like one batch I can always keep making more until I get it right. I was just kind of hoping to get it right on the first try.