This Chickpea Tuna-Style Salad is the easiest and most tasty alternative to traditional tuna salad that I’ve eaten so far. It is not only packed with vitamins and proteins, but also super versatile. You can mash it on your morning toast, whip it into your salad or just eat it by the spoon! 🙂 I must admit I ate the whole portion and barely left a few spoons for my boyfriend to taste, that’s how good it was. It really only takes a few ingredients to make, no special equipment and the outcome is more than delicious!
After my experiment with chickpeas in the delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites was so successful, I’ve decided to take it to the next level and recreate a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. I got the inspiration from Jay (@plantbasedathlete on Instagram and YouTube – make sure to check out his videos) and modified the recipe a bit to my own taste.
This delicious Chickpea Tuna-Style Salad is:
made in less than 10 minutes
and extremely delicious.
If you decide to give this Chickpea Tuna-Style Salad a try, let me know! Leave a comment and rate it – it’s so helpful to me and other readers. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag me (@thetastyk) on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with. Cheers and enjoy!
- 1 14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 3-4 small pickles, sliced
- 2 Tbsp scallions, sliced
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp tahini
- 1-2 Tbsp seaweed flakes (dulse, nori, etc.)
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Properly rinse and drain your chickpeas. Place them in a bowl and mash them into the desired consistency with a fork (you might want it completely smooth or with some pieces left inside).
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and combine.
- Add to your toast, salads or simply eat like this. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air-tight container.
For more delicious and healthy recipes like this chickpea tuna-style salad, check out my Buddha Bowl or Vegan BLT Sandwich.
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Amazing texture and taste! Thank you!
Happy you like it! 🙂
How much tuna do you use in the Chickpea Tuna Styled Salad??????,,
No tuna! 🙂 It is a tuna-style salad that resembles the taste of traditional tuna salad. Just healthier, made all plant-based 🙂
jill penny says
What kind of pickles do you recommend? Sweet or dill?
Honestly I don’t know the difference 😀 I simply use the pickled cucumbers that are commonly available in the supermarkets. I think they are without dill 🙂
Made a batch for my work lunches this week and had to stop myself from “tasting” it before there was none left. It was perfect since tuna salad was my go-to sandwich in my pre-vegan days.
I knooow! I started making a double batch every time I make this one! It’s just too good and half is already gone after the “tasting” ;). Happy you feel the same 🙂 xx
Amazing recipe! So delicious
Yay! Happy you like it! 🙂
I have to tell you that you have THE BEST VEGAN RECIPES i’ve ever seen. i only regret that i never saw you sooner . your food presentation looks SO APPEALING & APPETIZING, AND your ingredients are yummy!
Ohh thank you SO much! This means a lot! 🙂 Really happy you like my recipes! xx
I finally got around to making the and it is wonderful! Much better than I expected. I highly recommend it.
That was also my reaction I made it the first time! 🙂 So happy you like it! xx