Vegan Tuna Salad from Chickpeas – Protein-Rich Recipe!

Vegan Tuna Salad from Chickpeas – Protein-Rich Recipe!

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Whether as a side dish or main course, a tuna salad is just the thing for those who fancy something spicy. You can make a delicious and protein-rich vegan version of the fish dish with the right ingredients and spices. Read here what ingredients you need and how to turn them into a simple recipe for vegan tuna salad from chickpeas!


You need the right ingredients to make your vegan tuna salad tangy and juicy and to make it taste like fish:

  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 1 nori sheet or 1 spoonful of nori flakes
  • 1 small red onion
  • Pickles (quantity to taste)
  • 1½ tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • lemon juice (amount to taste)

The spices, pickles, onion, etc., provide the seasoning, the vegan mayo helps to make the mixture a little juicier, and the nori sheets are responsible for the fishy taste.

Vegan Tuna Salad from Chickpeas Preparation:

The preparation of the vegan tuna salad from chickpeas is super easy:

Step #1

Cut the onions, pickles, and nori sheets into small cubes.

Step #2

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Then, place them in a bowl and mash them with a masher until they form a paste.

Tip: Eat the salad fresh. If you were to leave the vegan tuna salad to stand overnight, the onions would give it a bad taste. This means only make as much as you eat.

Step #3

Then, mix all the remaining ingredients into the chickpea mash and mix well.

Your homemade vegan tuna salad tastes excellent on fresh bread.

If you are looking for other vegan recipes, e.g., for vegan cream cheese or vegan mozzarella, check the other blog posts out!