Vegan Tuna Chickpea & Mayo Recipe

Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo Recipe

This is the best vegan tuna chickpea mayo recipe! This vegan chickpea tuna with mayo is perfect for sandwiches and takes 3-5 mins with no cooking involved! Super simple and easy to make!

This chickpea “tuna” & vegan mayo recipe is perfect to pack for lunches or if you’re looking for a quick meal to make in 5 mins with no cooking. All you need is chickpeas, celery, onion, vegan mayo and seasonings! I usually mix it in a food processor in seconds but if you don’t have one, you can use a knife and fork or masher!

Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo

Recipe for Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo

Vegan tuna chickpea & mayo is the perfect replacement for a traditional tuna salad. Instead of using real tuna, we will be using chickpeas which surprisingly do a great job mimicking “tuna”!

To make a tuna salad vegan, we need just a few simple ingredients and you will be shocked at how similar it can be to a real tuna salad. I have friends that say this tastes even better than a real tuna salad.

This is a recipe you’ll make time and time again as it can be a wonderful addition to a sandwich, pasta salad, rice bowl, wrap, or whatever else you want to eat it with. The versatility of this dish makes it incredibly addictive.


The recipe is vegan, tuna-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.

Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo Sandwich
Vegan chickpea tuna mayo in a sandwich

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas
  • Vegan Mayo 
  • Celery
  • Red Onion
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Nori Sheet / Seaweed (optional but recommended for fishy taste)
  • Kelp powder (optional but recommended for fishy taste)

Feel free to use whatever vegetables of your choice and customize it to your liking!

How To Make Tuna Chickpea Mayo (Vegan)

How To Make Tuna Chickpea Mayo (Vegan)

1. To prepare your vegan tuna chickpea mayo, start by dicing your celery and red onion. The fastest way is to use a food processor and pulse your celery and red onion a few times to chop finely and set aside into a large mixing bowl (do not rinse the food processor). Alternatively, dice celery and red onion finely with a knife and add into a large mixing bowl.

2. Next, it’s time to make vegan tuna! Add the chickpeas and a crumbled nori sheet into the food processor and pulse a few times to mash, leaving some chunks. If you don’t have a food processor, add chickpeas into the mixing bowl and mash with a fork or a masher; then crumble up a nori sheet and mix it in.

3. Then, add the vegan mayo and remaining ingredients in the bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I topped it with chopped green onions to garnish but you can eat as is or top it with whatever you want!

4. Enjoy your vegan tuna chickpea mayo mixture in a sandwich, wrap, salad, on top of crackers or any other way of your choice. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo

Vegan Tuna Chickpea Mayo

This is the best vegan tuna chickpea mayo recipe! This vegan chickpea tuna with mayo is perfect for sandwiches and takes 5 mins with no cooking!
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: chickpea, mayo, vegan tuna
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 52kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor if no food processor, use knife & fork or masher
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Vegan mayo
  • 1 stalk Celery diced
  • 1/4 Red Onion diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 nori sheet crumbled, optional but recommended for tuna taste
  • 1/4 tsp kelp powder optional but recommended for tuna taste

Instructions

  • To prepare your vegan tuna chickpea mayo, start by dicing your celery and red onion. The fastest way is to use a food processor and pulse your celery and red onion a few times to chop finely and set aside into a large mixing bowl (do not rinse the food processor). Alternatively, dice celery and red onion finely with a knife and add into a large mixing bowl.
  • Next, it's time to make vegan tuna! Add the chickpeas and a crumbled nori sheet into the food processor and pulse a few times to mash, leaving some chunks. If you don't have a food processor, add chickpeas into the mixing bowl and mash with a fork or a masher; then crumble up a nori sheet and mix it in.
  • Then, add the vegan mayo and remaining ingredients in the bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I topped it with chopped green onions to garnish but you can eat as is or top it with whatever you want!
  • Enjoy your vegan tuna chickpea mayo mixture in a sandwich, wrap, salad, on top of crackers or any other way of your choice. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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