Vegan Tuna Salad—Made From Chickpeas!

Vegan Tuna Salad—Made From Chickpeas!

Move over, tuna! The surprise ingredient in these “tuna” salad sandwiches? Chickpeas. This versatile legume takes on the taste of the sea while delivering a protein punch. It’s perfect as a sandwich filling or on a bed of lettuce.

This vegan tuna salad sandwich recipe appears in my book, MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live — One Meal at a Time, published by Da Capo Press, 2017.

Chickpea of the Sea Salad Sandwiches
Serves 2
Move over, tuna! The surprise ingredient in these sandwiches? Chickpeas. This versatile legume takes on the taste of the sea while delivering a protein punch. It's perfect as a sandwich filling or on a bed of lettuce.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 15-ounce can chickpeas
  2. 1/4 cup egg-free mayonnaise (I like Just Mayo)
  3. 2 tablespoons pickle relish
  4. 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  5. 2 green onions, finely chopped
  6. Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon nori flakes, optional
  9. 4-8 slices bread or 2-4 whole wheat wraps
  10. Tomato slices, optional
  11. 4 large romaine lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash chickpeas with a potato masher or fork until crumbly.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately by making sandwiches or wraps, or refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
Notes
  1. Makes 2 very stuffed or 4 lightly stuffed sandwiches or wraps.
  2. Pro-Tip: Mix in 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower kernels to give the salad a little extra crunch and a blast of vitamins B and E.
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