Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich

Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

The chickpea ‘tuna’ sandwich is a plant-based version of the classic tuna salad sandwich. This recipe makes a simple, easy and delicious lunch idea in under 15 minutes!

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich

This recipe is a plant-based version of the popular Tuna Sandwich using chickpeas. The texture and taste of mashed chickpeas, combined with a few ingredients make it a similar alternative to tuna.

Here’s why you will love this recipe:

  • It’s easy to make
  • It’s versatile
  • It’s nutritious and filling

Ingredients and Substitutions

The ingredients of the Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Spread are made of accessible, gluten-free, and soy-free ingredients:

  • Cooked chickpeas: the chickpeas in this recipe are finely mashed until reached your desired consistency
  • Diced & minced onion
  • Shredded nori: adds a sea fishy flavors that is similar to tuna
  • Spices: the
  • Tahini: adds a creamy & nutty texture
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Lime juice: adds the freshness to the recipe

How to serve this Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich

You can serve this recipe on a lettuce wrap, in a sandwich or as a dipping sauce with some veggies!

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Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x


The classic 'vegan' tuna sandwich using chickpeas. It makes a simple, easy and delicious lunch idea in under 15 minutes!


Units Scale

Chickpea 'Tuna' Spread

  • 300 g cooked chickpeas from a can
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 nori sheet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • Juice from 1/4 a lime

Assemble the Sandwich

  • 23 toasted wheat bread
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tomato


Make the Chickpea 'Tuna' Spread

  1. Mash the chickpeas with a fork.
  2. Thinly slice the onion, shred the nori sheet into small pieces.
  3. In a bowl, combine the mashed chickpeas, diced onion, shredded nori, paprika powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, tahini, vegan mayo and lime juice.

Assemble the sandwich

  1. Toast some whole wheat bread and thinly slice the tomato and cucumber.
  2. Assemble the sandwich with the bread, chickpea 'tuna' spread, tomato and cucumber slices.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: 15-minute meal, back-to-school, chickpeas, easy to make, lunch idea, sandwich

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