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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57 comments

  1. LaRhonda says:

    I’m gonna make this and serve it on Bruschetta! Serve it with a nice crisp white wine and sit back and get the compliments!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome that’s an excellent idea LaRhonda! Thank you for reading! I hope you and everyone else enjoys.

  2. Heather says:

    5 stars
    I am so thankful I ran across this recipe! Someone made me a similar recipe for my bridal shower since I am practically the only vegetarian in my husbands family and I’ve been looking for it to remake! I’ve found some similar, but this is the closest! I think it’s the Old Bay seasoning that was missing 🙂

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Heather! We’re always happy to help! Thanks for reading!!

  3. Katey M Powell says:

    5 stars
    I have made this so many times I cant count. I work at a teaching kitchen and this is loved by all ageas! I tell them to find a good low sodium garbanzo bean! And to always rinse them good! I leave out the bay seasoning. It’s SO delicious! Thank you!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Wow thank you so much Katey! We’re so happy that you enjoyed it and also that you took the time to leave such a nice comment!

  4. Samantha says:

    5 stars
    This was quick to make and satisfying. Thank you!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you for this comment Samantha. We’re glad that you like the recipe!

  5. Adub says:

    5 stars
    Best recipe ever OMG. I forgot the curry but still delicious on Hawaiian bread! Easy and economical!!!! Omg so good!

  6. Rex says:

    JITK is my new go to for everything vegan and low carb.
    This was awesome great texture and so flavorful!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Oh wow we’re so happy that you feel that way. We actually started to curate our low carb recipes all on one site. It’s called lowcarbveganrecipes.com you should give it a look!

  7. Sammy says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I used cucumbers instead of pickles and it still came out great 🙂

  8. Mindy says:

    5 stars
    This is the perfect work-from-home pantry-staple lunch! I’m impressed with this recipe every time I make it! Fantastic!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Mindy! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  9. Jill says:

    5 stars
    I never thought I would have tuna fish salad again after going vegan, but this takes me back to childhood. I would’ve never thought to use chickpeas this way. I did not have the old bay seasoning or capers, but it turned out great without them, just like tuna salad. Honestly I usually eat it before I can even get the bread out for a sandwich. It’s great on a bed lettuce, have eaten as a dip with crackers, and next I am going to try it with some vegan cheese slices and make a ‘tuna’ melt. Thanks so much for this recipe.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Oh wow. We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe and that it was able to take you back to your childhood Jill! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  10. Janet says:

    Hi! I would really like to try this!
    Can you recommend a substitution for Old Bay Seasoning? We don’t seem to have any available locally. Thanks!

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