Healthy Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Chickpea and Avocado

Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sandwich, Lunch
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan

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



  • 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


  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!

Keywords: mayo-free, vegan tuna salad, healthy, plant-based, oil-free