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vegan tuna salad sandwich recipe

vegan tunna salad recipe

Who didn’t open their lunchbox and find a tuna salad sandwich nestled sweetly next to some carrot sticks and a red, juicy apple? A yummy creamy, but crunchy treat between two pieces of wonder bread with a squirt of mustard. Yeah, I’ve been there, and honestly of all the typical lunch room foods and I really enjoyed this one– minus the smell!

A lot of you guys have been asking for easy vegan lunch ideas, and since you can only have so many faux-meat-deli-slices sandwiches; I decided to go back to what I used to enjoy as a kid before I changed lifestyles. Tuna was an obvious one. My mum used to make us tuna sandwiches and then we would just eat the leftover tuna salad on it’s own. In college I was obsessed with tuna melts– it was just the perfect study or late-night-after-the-bar-drunk-food snack.

At this point in my life I would never recommend anyone eat real tuna, you know with it being an animal, ocean mercury levels and cruelty and all– but you CAN make this delicious vegan version for all your tune melt needs! This tuna salad is great in a toasted sandwich with greens and mustard, but is also the perfect filling for a hearty collard wrap. If you’re feeling super adventurous (as I usually am), you can adda big scoop to a bagel or toast, top it with your favourite vegan cheese slice and bake it until the cheese melts– heavenly. The chickpeas in this recipe provide a creamy neutral base, while the carrots add a nice pink hue, slight crunch and hint of sweet. Don’t forget the pickles!

vegan tuna salad wrap


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Vegetarian Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe
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This chickpea tuna salad tastes exactly like real tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich, wrap or on it's own.
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4-6
  1. In a food processor, add carrots and process until are tiny bits and pieces.
  2. Add the chickpeas, nutritional yeast, kelp, lemon juice, salt and pepper until they are tiny pieces. Stop before it becomes hummus, but go until it looks kind of like flakey tuna, about 8-10 pulses.
  3. In a large bowl mix vegan mayo, pickles and celery until well combined.
  4. Add the chickpea mixture to the mayo mixture and mix well. Be careful not to mush the chickpeas.
  5. Eat on toast with kale and tomato, in a wrap, or on it's own!

Vegan tuna salad sandwich


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  • Hi, can you give a measurement in either grams or oz for the quantity of chickpeas in each can? I’m in France and the cans are sometimes either tiny or huge. Thanks so much. 🙂

  • Sandra Isaak says:

    OMG this vegan tuna sandwich was so so good !!!
    Bether than the real thing I think 😀
    I’ve been vegan for 4 month’s and this is my favorite sandwich so far that I’ve had.

  • Ashley Moyer says:

    Made this on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I made the family a chicken noodle casserole and was looking for something equally as comforting and filling. This totally hit the spot! I found a champagne dill mustard in my fridge that I spread on the bread too, I love mustard on tuna salad!!! Love your recipes!!! Thanks for helping me continue my vegan journey ❤️

  • Greg Blank says:

    2 carrots is missing a measurement in cups. That can vary greatly.

  • I just made this and it is *amazeballs*!!! Thank you for the amazing faux tuna that I will heart until I die!

  • If I do not have a food processor, is there other alternative ways I am can the tuna filling?

  • I found you on youtube a couple of days ago and you inspired me to begin eating vegan. This tuna salad was the first recipe I tried and it was so, so good! I’m now on a mission to try and recreate every one of your recipes. You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned looking up/cooking vegan food you actually *want* to eat, instead of taking a shot in the dark. Thank you so much for your videos and blog!

  • I shall make this -disappears in Whole Foods- haha.
    thanks! ^^ 13Love.

  • your recipes are awesome and so good 🙂 thanks for making it that much easier to become a vegan!

    • Thank you for reading the blog and visiting the website! It is comments like these that keep me going!!!!



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