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!
In case you missed the news on Instagram, we’re going away next week for our anniversary vacation to our favourite destination! Notice I said vacation and NOT a trip because I actually plan to take some time off!! Now, I am beyond excited, but I gotta tell you friends – the week before trip week is always, always stressful.
If you own your own business, then you know that well, pretty much everything comes down to you, right? Usually on trips I just work right through it, and as a result usually get no sleep at all, then need a day to recover from the entire trip when I’m back home. This time? I want – no, need to take a real vacation. At least, what that means to me. I will be posting on Instagram and vlogging the entire trip (a millennial blogger never truly rests, do they?) but for the life of me I am doing my best to avoid what I call “computer work”. Sitting at my laptop for hours answering emails and all the works.
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 Chickpea 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 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)
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
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!
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! 🙂