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Chickpea Tuna

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

This vegan chickpea "tuna" recipe is a quick and easy take-to-work lunch recipe. It's great wrapped in pita, with crackers, in an avocado or in a sandwich.


1 can organic chickpeas  

1 tbsp spicy brown mustard  

1 tbsp agave syrup 

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

¼ cup diced red onion 

¼ cup celery 

¼ cup shredded carrots 

¼ cup cucumber 

¼ cup red peppers, chopped

¼ cup relish 

1 tbsp sunflower seeds 

2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley 

2 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro 

2 tbsps chopped fresh dill

3-5 tbsps vegan mayo or mashed avocado 

2 slices of spelt bread or 1 avocado 

Tomato and arugula for topping 

Celtic sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Mash garbanzos to the desired “tuna” texture.

  2. Add vegan mayo (or mashed avocado), spicy brown mustard, relish and agave syrup to mixture. 

  3. Fold in vegetables, herbs, sunflower seeds, Celtic sea salt and pepper.  

  4. Toast spelt toast or cut avocado in half. 

  5. Assemble arugula on top of toasted spelt bread or avocado.

  6. Spoon desired amount of chickpea tuna onto sandwich bread or open avocado.

  7. Top with sliced tomato and other favorite veggies.

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