A tasty lunch option for when you're on the go at uni or at work. This chickpea "tuna" filling goes well with wholemeal bread, a seeded wrap or wholemeal pita.

‘Chuna’ Sandwich [Vegan]



For the chickpea "tuna" filling

  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • avocado, crushed
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 courgette, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

For the sandwich

  • 2-3 tablespoons chickpea "tuna" filling
  • tablespoon hummus (or vegan mayo)
  • 1 handful mixed leaves
  • slices wholemeal bread
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce (optional)


For the chickpea tuna filling

  1. Roughly mash up the chickpeas in a bowl using a fork.
  2. Add the avocado and continue mash with the fork until you get a creamy yet chunky consistency.
  3. Stir through the lemon, grated carrrot, grated courgette, spring onion, olive oil and seasoning

For the sandwich

  1. Spread the hummus (or vegan mayo) across 1 slice of bread.
  2. Spread the sweet chili sauce on the other slice of bread (optional) and add 3 tbsp of the chickpea mixture and mixed leaves to the other slice of bread
  3. Assemble the sandwich by putting the hummus slice on top of the other slice. Cut in half diagonally.
  4. Eat it straight away or wrap in up in clingfilm and place in a tupperware to take to uni/work.
  5. Enjoy!