Vegan Chickpea 'Tuna' Recipe: How To Make Vegan Tuna in 5 Minutes

Written by: Jase Quelch


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To be honest, I was never a big fan of tuna when I used to eat fish. So, for years of being vegan, I hadn’t craved anything like it. But after stumbling across chickpea ‘tuna’, I’m officially hooked.

The super simple recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and it’s a great lunch filler for sandwiches or salads.

Chickpea tuna is also a perfect food to serve to non-vegans friends and family – they will be mighty confused, and absolutely impressed.

Vegan Chickpea "Tuna"

Vegan Tuna Recipe

Vegan Chickpea 'Tuna' Recipe

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Appetizer, Brunch, Salad, Snack

Ideal for a quick snack or sandwich filler, this Chickpea Tuna recipe only takes 5 minutes to make.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Salad, Snack Cuisine: Vegan

Keyword: Chickpeas, Salad, tuna,

Vegan Servings: 2

Author: Jase Q


  • 15 oz Chickpeas Canned or fresh
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • .25 cup Vegan Mayo
  • .5 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • .5 tsp Salt
  • .5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • .5 tsp Onion Powder


  • .25 cup Diced Onion
  • .25 cup Spring Onion
  • 1 sheet Nori Sheet


  • Drain Chickpeas and add them to a mixing bowl and start mashing with a fork or masher.
  • Add in other ingredients and mash.
  • This process can take a few minutes. If you want it thicker, you can leave it half-mashed so that the chickpeas are somewhat intact. Or if you want more of a tuna consistency, mash until you get a smoother texture.
  • Once you're happy with your desired vegan "Tuna" simply serve it on sourdough bread, in a sandwich, or in a salad.

Jase Quelch

Jase is passionate about everything vegan. When he's not advocating for animals, you'll find him roaming the globe scoping out the best vegan eats.

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