Easy Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich (Vegan + GF)

  • Author: Seraina
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2 1x


This Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich will be a hit even among your non-vegan friends and family. This healthy protein-packed sandwich spread comes together in less than 10 minutes and can be enjoyed on toast or crackers.



For the chickpeas:

  • 1 can of chickpeas (230 grams)
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (I used Hellman’s)
  • 34 medium-sized gherkins chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

  • sliced bread (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 34 cherry tomatoes
  • baby spinach or lettuce leaves
  • sriracha or hot sauce (optional)


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. Mash the chickpeas with a fork or pulse in a food processor until chunky.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together.
  4. Build your sandwiches. Bread, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and chickpea mixture. ENJOY!


  • Make it spicy: add hot sauce or chillies.
  • Make it healthy: swap the mayo for 2 tablespoons of tahini mixed with 1/2 a lemon juice and warm water until gets to your desired consistency.
  • Make big batches and freeze them up to 2-3 months. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight.