Ya’ll, Chickpea Tuna -Less Sandwich is now one of my favorite meals to make! It’s so easy and ooooohhhh so tasty! I’ve been searching for a good vegan spin on a tuna sandwich and THIS IS IT! It seriously doesn’t get any easier than this.
I got the inspiration for this dish from one of my favorite IG folks, @rose0fsharon. She has an amazing Youtube channel where she talks about a variety of things, one of those being my favorite: FOOD! I saw her rendition of this chickpea tuna-salad and HAD to try it! I used hers as the inspiration to make my own version, and I’m happy to say that it turned out much better than I expected! What I love most is that it’s BASIC! I wouldn’t be surprised if you had all of these ingredients in your kitchen already.
I’m looking forward to making these for road trips or quick lunches for when I’m on the go. I jazzed my sandwich up with tomato and lettuce, but the toppings are completely optional. It’s just as good slapped between two pieces of plain white bread (my mouth is watering just thinking about it… seriously). I think this would also make a great appetizer; laid out on a nice dish with ritz crackers and a dollop of this chickpea tuna. Omg, YUM!
Tip for Making this Chickpea Tuna-Less Sandwich:
Because of the nature of this recipe, you might be tempted to toss all of these ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times. DO NOT! I tried this and it just wasn’t the same. If you’ve got a potato masher, it works beautifully for this recipe! A fork will also work, it just requires a bit more effort.
I know you’ll love this recipe! It’s super easy to make, perfect to take on the go, plus it tastes soooo good! The Old Bay seasoning really sets it off! So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and whip this up! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Tools You Might Need:
This post was updated on March 2, 2020.
Chickpea Tuna-Less Sandwich
- 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 1/4 tsp old bay seasoning
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 4 tbsp sweet relish
- 3-4 tbsp vegan mayo
- bread for serving
- Begin by adding the chickpeas to a large bowl along with all seasonings. Mix together.
- Using a potato masher, begin mashing all of the chickpeas until most of them are smashed (there may be a few whole ones left).
- Add in the red onion, vegan mayo, celery, and sweet relish. Mix well.
- Eat as a sandwich, alone, or with crackers! Enjoy!