Vegan 'tuna' sandwich

    30 minutes

    Chickpeas, when they're mashed, taste a lot like tuna! Mix it with some nori to make a vegan 'tuna' sandwich. Diced celery and grated carrot add some texture and crunch.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • Chickpea 'tuna' filling
    • 1/2 sheet nori (dried seaweed), torn into small pieces
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
    • 50g minced or finely grated carrot
    • 50g finely diced celery
    • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
    • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • Sandwiches
    • 8 slices sandwich bread, toasted
    • 4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
    • 8 lettuce leaves
    • 8 tomato slices

    Preparation:15min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Pulse nori in a blender until it's a fine powder. Set aside to let dust settle.
    2. Mash chickpeas with a sturdy fork in a large bowl until most are broken up. Try not to over do it as it's nicer if they have some texture.
    3. Stir in mayo and mash a little more. Mix in nori powder, carrot, celery, onion, dill, salt and pepper. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes or up to 3 days.
    4. For the sandwiches, slather toast with mayo and layer chickpea mixture, lettuce and tomato between slices. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally.

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    I am not vegan or vegetarian.. but my mind has been blown! This was amazing... I did used regular mayo, sliced green onion and chopped pickles instead of dill. But the flavor was tremendous and so much better for you than canned tuna!  -  27 May 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Prepared this strictly according to the recipe. Not a fan.  -  01 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love this recipe. It is easy to make and has a unique delicious flavor. It is a great alternative to tuna fish and a great meal to make ahead and pack for lunch or even a picnic. I eat it in a sandwich or with crackers.  -  01 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)