Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad is the ideal alternative when you are craving a tuna salad sandwich but don’t want tuna (think vegan, vegetarian, or just a fish-hater).  It’s got all of the yumminess of tuna salad but made with mashed chickpeas.  You’ve got mayo, Dijon mustard, onions, tomatoes, pickles, and dill.  Pop it on some nice toasted bread and you will swear you are eating tuna!

This is one of the easiest recipes to make!  Simply mash the chickpeas in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

Seriously…that’s it!

Distribute it between slices of toasted bread or top it on a bed of salad greens.  You’ll be very happy you did!

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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

Makes: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cornichons or pickles, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pieces toast (or gluten-free alternative)


In a large bowl, add chickpeas and mash them down using a fork or potato masher. Then add in mayonnaise, mustard, shallot, green onion, garlic, tomatoes, pickles, fresh dill, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.

Divide the mixture among two pieces of toast. Enjoy!


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