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Vegan chickpea tuna salad sandwich on a plate and cut on the Sweet Simple Vegan Blog

Classic Vegan Tuna Salad (Easy + 9-Ingredients)

  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Veganizing tuna salad is SO easy! Learn how to make it with just 9-simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your time. This makes for the perfect lunch on the go and kids will love it!


  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onions
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon mustard of choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 sheet finely shredded nori OR 2 tablespoons dulse flakes (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Serve with

  • 8 slices of toasted bread
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Lettuce or spinach


  1. In a medium sized bowl, add in the chickpeas. Using either a potato masher or a fork, mash the chickpeas until they resemble a “tuna” consistency. We like ours a bit chunky.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix everything together until smooth. You can do some additional mashing if you think that the chickpeas need to be broken down more. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. We served ours in a sandwich with thinly sliced red onions, tomatoes and lettuce.


  • If you would like to skip the mayo, mashed avocado or tahini work well.
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the ingredients of the sandwich.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Entree
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Lunch, Entree, Vegan, Chickpea, tuna, Salad, Sandwich, kids