This Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad Recipe is a close vegan replacement to actual tuna salad. It's tangy, thick and makes a mean chickpea tuna salad sandwich.
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Chickpea Tuna Salad

This Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad Recipe is a close vegan replacement to actual tuna salad. It's tangy, thick and makes a mean chickpea tuna salad sandwich.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 141kcal
Author savorandsavvy.com

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz. Cans Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Chickpea Liquid saved from can
  • 1/2 Orange or Red Bell Pepper thinly diced
  • 1 Individual Stalk Celery thinly diced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Dill Pickle Juice
  • 3 tbsp. Lemon Juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 tsp. Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Dill Weed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Lettuce of choice for serving, optional
  • Sandwich Bread for serving, optional
  • Sliced Tomato for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Drain chickpeas. Save 1/4 Cup liquid from can. Add chickpeas and liquid to a large bowl.
  • Mash with a potato masher, pressing firmly and using a rocking motion to mash chickpeas. Then use a fork to mash chickpeas more finely.Tip: This step can take about 8 minutes to get a good mash. It's worth taking the extra time to make sure the chickpeas are mashed well. The skins separating from the mashed chickpeas is what gives it a "tuna fish" type of texture.
  • Once mashed, add all other ingredients and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional: Lightly toast bread. Place enough lettuce to cover a slice of bread. Smear a portion of chickpea tuna salad over lettuce. Top with bread.

Notes

Note: You can skip the bell pepper and celery if you're out of these ingredients, they were mainly added for crunch so won't affect the flavor of the recipe too much. Do not skip the red onion since it plays a big part in the flavor.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg