Chickpea-Tuna Sandwich

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: May 1, 2022

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A mouthwatering chickpea-tuna sandwich with a creamy filling, topped with fresh lettuce and tomato slices, served on a toasted bun.

Before going vegan, my partner Cam’s go-to quick snack was a tuna sandwich, so I was super excited to try and recreate a similar version for him. I’m not going to say this tastes exactly like tuna, but it’s delicious, and the nori brings a nice sea-like taste to it. It’s packed with nutrients, high in protein, and we even get omega-3s with hemp seeds. I like to make a batch to keep in the fridge. It’s so convenient to have on hand for a quick snack!

Chickpea tuna is one of those classic vegan substitution recipes – I think there are as many versions on the internet as there are vegan food pages. We hope you love this healthy take on it and please let us know in the comments below if you have your own version!

A mouthwatering chickpea-tuna sandwich with a creamy filling, topped with fresh lettuce and tomato slices, served on a toasted bun.

Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

5 from 2 votes
A delicious, nutrient-packed vegan alternative to the classic tuna sandwich. This recipe uses chickpeas, avocado, and nori for a sea-like taste.
Sarah Cobacho (
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes


Servings 4


Chickpea Tuna

  • 1.5 cups chickpeas
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ avocado
  • 100 g silken tofu
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • 2 tsp nori powder
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

Per Sandwich

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 1 tbsp pickled red onions
  • 1 tbsp broccoli sprouts
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ cup cucumber, sliced


  • In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, avocado, silken tofu, hemp seeds, dill, nori powder, capers, Dijon mustard, and salt. Process until well combined, but still retaining some texture.
  • Toast the bread slices. Spread one slice with mustard and the other with the chickpea tuna mix.
  • Top the chickpea tuna mix with pickled onion, avocado slices, cucumber slices, broccoli sprouts, and lettuce. Close the sandwich and enjoy.

Per Serving

Calories 185kcalCarbohydrates 21gProtein 12gFat 7gSodium 428mgFiber 8gVitamin A 254IUVitamin C 8mgCalcium 140mgIron 4mg
COURSE Sandwich
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