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

The classic 'vegan' tuna sandwich using chickpeas. It makes a simple, easy and delicious lunch idea in under 15 minutes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


Chickpea 'Tuna' Spread

  • 300 g cooked chickpeas from a can
  • ½ an onion
  • 1 nori sheet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • Juice from ¼ a lime

Assemble the Sandwich

  • 2-3 toasted wheat bread
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tomato


Make the Chickpea 'Tuna' Spread

  • Mash the chickpeas with a fork.
  • Thinly slice the onion, shred the nori sheet into small pieces.
  • 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

  • Toast some whole wheat bread and thinly slice the tomato and cucumber.
  • Assemble the sandwich with the bread, chickpea 'tuna' spread, tomato and cucumber slices.
Keyword 15-minute meal, back-to-school, chickpeas, easy to make, lunch idea, sandwich

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