vegan tuna salad on whole grain bread on wood cutting board with white background

Vegan "Tuna" Salad Sandwiches

This chickpea salad sandwich recipe only requires 10 ingredients and can be made in less than 20 minutes! Mashed chickpeas, grapes, celery, and sunflower seeds make this simple vegan recipe a must try!
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chickpea salad sandwich, vegan lunch recipes, vegan sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches (makes about 1.5 cups of vegan tuna salad)
Calories 246kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup red grapes quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1/4 teaspoon each)
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher dill pickle finely chopped; optional

Sandwich Ingredients (toppings are all suggestions and optional):

  • whole grain bread
  • lettuce
  • tomato sliced
  • red onion sliced finely
  • avocado sliced
  • cucumber sliced


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add drained chickpeas. Using the back of a fork, mash chickpeas to desired consistency. Mine were slightly mashed, but still some larger chunks.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well using a rubber spatula. Adjust seasonings as needed
  • Spread about 1/3 cup of salad on a slice of bread. Pile on lettuce, tomato, red onions, cucumber, avocado, etc. Top with another slice of bread.


Serving: 1serving (about 1/3 cup filling without bread or sandwich toppings) | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.4g | Protein: 10.2g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 9.1g | Sugar: 7.4g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.4mg