The "better Than Tuna" Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

You wouldn't think tuna salad would be something a person would miss after going vegetarian/vegan, but every now and then, I crave it, and I want something simple - no cooking required! This recipe is perfect for a picnic; quick lunch; or a fast, light dinner. Chickpeas resemble the texture of tuna when you pulse them in a food processor. Spread this on some toasted bread with green leaf lettuce or dip into it with crackers. The best part? It's cholesterol and mercury free and super yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. After you drain and rinse the chickpeas, place them in a food processor and pulse 10-15 times until you have a flaky mixture.
  2. 2. Mix the chickpeas with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!


Most Helpful

I really like this recipe, because it's a great canvas. The flavor and texture is very good (the walnuts are a MUST), and it can be tailored to your own taste. Adding lemon juice and dill can make it more tuna-like, and using hot mustard and pickle relish can make it more like a ham salad. My son wasn't crazy about the carrot, so I might swap it with chopped water chestnuts. I will be using this recipe a lot, so thanks!!

KissKiss October 11, 2011

I hate the smell of tuna but I want to like it so bad. I came across this recipe and it's great. I'll make this again and again. I've never tried tuna salad so I can's compare it to this but this is good. I added some cayenne pepper on top and it was perfect. Thanks.

sylviaspisic April 30, 2010

This was very tasty! I still love tunafish, and this recipe doesn't replace it for me, but this was very good and very easy.

Chocokind February 22, 2010

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