Mayo-Free Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich
This vegan tuna salad sandwich is easy to make with chickpeas and uses avocado in place of vegan mayo.
I love tuna fish sandwiches. Who doesn’t? Growing up in Alaska, we always had salmon salad sandwiches and when we got tuna instead it was quite a treat. Now that I’m vegan though, no tuna for me! Never fear, I have found a tastier, healthier, and happier “tuna” salad!
I wanted this salad to be completely non-processed and that would mean scrapping the vegan mayo. It can be done, and divinely, I might add. Just take a look below and make this scrumptious and satisfying Tuna Salad yourself!
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- 2 15 oz. cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and mashed
- 2 celery stalks and leaves, minced
- ½ red onion, minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon or yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish or minced pickles
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- Your favorite sandwich bread
- Pulse the garbanzo beans in a food processor. They don’t need a lot of processing, just enough to get that flaky “fish” texture. Pulse about five times, then scrape down the bowl and do a few more.
- In a medium bowl, combine the pulsed beans along with all the remaining ingredients excluding the bread, mixing well.
- Eat the salad as is, or scoop it onto your favorite bread!
Keywords: mayo-free, vegan tuna salad, healthy, plant-based, oil-free