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vegan tuna salad sandwich
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5 from 7 votes

Vegan Tuna Salad with Chickpeas

The flavor and texture of this Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich is spot on! With crunchy celery and onion, and a creamy dairy free dressing, chickpeas are sandwiched between whole grain bread for a healthy whole food plant-based take on the classic!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Alison Corey


  • 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon nori sprinkles
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 8 slices whole grain bread or gluten-free bread


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in food processor with hummus, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Pulse until you get your desired consistency.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add chopped celery, red onion, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and nori. Fold ingredients together until evenly distributed.
  • Spread vegan tuna salad evenly among 4 slices of whole grain bread. Top with spinach, lettuce, or other greens of choice. Then top with whole grain bread, slice in half, and serve.



  1. Be sure to drain and rinse chickpeas. Otherwise this mixture will be too wet to hold together.
  2. Add any additional veggies into the salad you like. Carrots and pickles add a great crunch!
  3. Use the food processor to easily mash the chickpeas and combine the wet ingredients.
  4. If you don't have dijon mustard sub for a yellow mustard.
  5. Adding the green nori (seaweed sprinkles) gives the salad a bit of that seafood flavor. You can find it in the international aisle of your grocery store.
  6. Stores for up to 3-5 days in the fridge


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg