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This Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich is super quick and easy to make, only requires 10 ingredients, healthy and packed with protein, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free!

Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten Free]

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Ingredients You Need for Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten Free]

  • 1 can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup chopped purple onion
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped small
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (about 1 large carrot or 6-9 small snacking carrots)
  • 1/3 cup pickles chopped up
  • Optional: GF bread to serve on or enjoy this recipe plain.
  • For the Dressing:

    • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
    • 1 tablespoon natural tahini
    • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 2 – 2 1/2 tablespoons water to thin it out (ad very last, you want it to be pretty thick so it will mix in and evenly coat everything)

How to Prepare Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten Free]

  1. First, drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and add them to a large mixing bowl. (you can peel the skins off if they bother you but I personally did not)
  2. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the chickpeas, some chunks are ok but mash as best you can.
  3. Chop up the rest of the ingredients and add them to the bowl. Give it a stir.
  4. Mix up the dressing in a separate small bowl, pour it on top the mixture and stir everything up until it is well coated. (if you like really heavy dressing then double the dressing recipe)
  5. Makes about 4-6 sandwiches worth depending on size of bread.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 298 | Carbs: 53 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 15 g | Sodium: 445 mg | Sugar: 3 g

Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. My dear Mack – Because making this chickpea salad it resembles tuna, even the smell. There are worse things in this world than being irritated because of a name of a recipe! Be thankful NO animal or fish were sacrificed for this meal!
    Put your resources to better use please.

  2. WHY is the word TUNA even in the title?

    If one is not going to eat tuna, WHY IMITATE IT and make someone who was looking for a new GOOD idea regret clicking?


    Disappointed in the article and the staff of this site.