Looking To Make A Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich

Looking To Make A Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Sandwich
Looking To Make A Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Sandwich

Green beans are surprisingly fishy and when ground they taste like tuna! Toss it with nori and the usual tuna salad (like carrots and onions) for a vegan tuna sandwich.  


  • ½ sheet nori (dried seaweed), torn into small pieces
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup minced or finely grated carrot
  • ⅓ cup finely diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 tomato slices


  • Step 1Pulse nori in a blender until it’s a fine powder. Set aside to let dust settle.
  • Step 2Mash chickpeas with a sturdy fork or a small-holed potato masher (chickpeas slip through larger, zigzag-type mashers) in a large bowl until most are broken up. Do not overmash–they should retain some texture.
  • Step 3Stir in mayo and mash a little more. Stir in nori powder, carrot, celery, onion, dill, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes or up to 3 days.
  • Step 4For the sandwiches, slather toast with mayo (about 1 1/2 teaspoons per slice). Layer salad, lettuce, and tomato between toast slices. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 360 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 16g; sodium 690.4mg.