chickpea tuna recipe

Vegan Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Recipe: How To Make Vegan Tuna in 5 Minutes

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' Recipe:

Vegan Chickpea "Tuna"

Ideal for a quick snack or sdanwich filler, this Chickpea Tuna recipe only takes 5 minutes to make.
Total Time5 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


  • 1. Drain Chickpeas and add them to a mixing bowl and start mashing with a fork or masher.
  • 2. Add in other ingredients and mash.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Once you're happy with your desired vegan "Tuna" simply serve it on sourdough bread, in a sandwich, or in a salad.

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