This vegan tuna salad sandwich is easy to make with chickpeas and uses avocado in place of vegan mayo.

Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado
Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado

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!

Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado
Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado
Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado

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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Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Avocado and Chickpea

  • Author: Katie
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sandwich, Lunch
  • Cuisine: Vegan

A deliciously easy and better for you “tuna” salad, made with chickpeas and avocado. Vegan & mayo-free!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the pulsed beans along with all the remaining ingredients excluding the bread, mixing well.
  3. Eat the salad as is, or scoop it onto your favorite bread!