Vegan Tuna Sandwich

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated
This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is just like your favourite tuna sandwich, made with chickpeas! It’s loaded with so much flavour, is perfect for on the go meals and is SO delicious!
 
vegan sandwich with tomatoes, onions, chickpea "tuna" and lettuce
 
On the week before we take a trip, I have no extra time to be doing anything elaborate cooking wise. I’m making my veggie burgers in advance, I’m having the easiest breakfasts and I’m usually eating lunch on the go.
 
This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is THE perfect on the go lunch. I’m talking add it to a sandwich and no matter what last-minute errands you have, it is there for you. It’s incredibly reminiscent of high school, tastes so delicious, and packs a punch protein wise. Trust me – you’re going to me doubling this recipe and making several of these. Other things this Vegan Tuna Sandwich is great for?
 
close up shot of a sliced vegan tuna sandwich
 
That means that on week before trip, it’s a lot of scheduling out everything to avoid that and finishing every single deadline like two weeks early. It also means all the things – getting my hair done, every appointment to look fresh and nice, last-minute shopping and anything else possible to cram into that week before trip. If you feel me let me know in the comments section!
 
I PROMISE there’s a connection between this banter and today’s recipe. On week before trip, I have no extra time to be doing anything elaborate. I’m making my veggie burgers in advance, I’m having the easiest breakfasts and I’m usually eating lunch on the go. This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is THE perfect on the go lunch and work lunch sandwich. I’m talking add it to a sandwich and no matter what last-minute errands you have, it is there for you. It’s incredibly reminiscent of high school, tastes so delicious, and packs a punch protein wise. Trust me – you’re going to me doubling this recipe and making several of these. Other things this Chickpea Tuna Sandwich is great for?
 
  • Long Road trips (no fridge needed)
  • Throw it in your bag for the plane to go with your other plane snacks  (it’s nowhere near as smelly as actually tuna)
  • On vacation (because sometimes we get peckish)
  • On crackers (because this makes a BOMB dip/spread)
vegan sandwich with tomatoes, onions, chickpea "tuna" and lettuce, sliced and stacked on top of one another

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This Chickpea Tuna Sandwich is just like your favourite tuna sandwich, veganised! It's loaded with so much flavour, is perfect for on the go meals and is SO delicious! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Vegan Tuna Sandwich

This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is just like your favourite tuna sandwich, made with chickpeas! It's loaded with so much flavour, is perfect for on the go meals and is SO delicious!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch, Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas or roughly 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons red onion roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pickles or relish
  • Squeeze of a lime
  • ½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon capers
Instructions

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into the food processor and pulse a few times until combined. You don’t want it too mushy but you want to break down the chickpeas and incorporate all the ingredients, so about 5 pulses (depending on your food processor - see video for reference).
  • Scrape down with your spatula and taste and adjust seasonings to your liking, pulsing again like once or twice to combine.
  • Serve in a lettuce wrap, or in a sandwich as above, or on crackers or however you desire. If you're making a sandwich, I like to serve it on toasted bread with lettuce, onions and tomatoes. Enjoy!

Video

NOTES
Notes
You can store this in your fridge for quite a few days – it’s never made it past two days in our house without finishing though! 🙂
by Jessica

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78 comments

  1. Ashlie says:

    5 stars
    So! Good! This is everything I hoped it would be! Brine-y, salty, a little bite with red onion. Exactly what I love in a tuna salad, but better! I have loved every recipe I’ve made of yours! Thank you!

  2. Robin says:

    5 stars
    I made this last night for a quick easy dinner and it was delicious. I love that it uses most items I had in the house, but feels special and delicious!

  3. Megan Gauci says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! I live on the East Coast of Canada and have never used Old Bay Seasoning in my life- using it for this recipe changed me as a person! This sandwich is perfectly warm and toasty, a salty savoury gem! The toasted white bread is my best recommendation for this, to let the filling shine through 🙂 YUMMMMM

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