Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Sandwich
This has been on my to-cook list for quite awhile now.
Honestly, I’m not much of a sandwich kind of girl. To me (or maybe my culture), sandwich feels more like a snack. Come to think about it, what a heavy snack!
My mom used to always buy tuna salad sandwiches for my sister and me. It has to be one of my favorite sandwiches I think.
After changing my diet, I wanted to remake the sandwich. Without the meat… I’ve been hearing about this no-tuna tuna salad.
It’s a simple recipe with not much ingredients needed. With tender smashed chickpeas, creamy homemade (or store-bought mayo), mustard, add some spice if you want, and add some crunchy freshness from cucumber. All sandwiched together in hearty, toasted seeded slices of bread. With a side of oven-baked fries. Yasssss!!!
I’ve been having HUUUUUUUUUGE cravings for oven-baked fries. Dipped in ketchup + Sriracha. I love mixing ketchup and hot sauce together. It gives a beautiful balance to the spice and the tang.
Does lunch get any better? :)
For the sandwich
1 can1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼ cup vegan mayo
1 teaspoon dijon or spicy mustard
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
A pinch Himalayan salt and pepper (to taste)
Seeded bread, toasted
Tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, for sering
For the fries
2 russet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Himalayan salt and pepper
- Prepare the fries. Pre-heat oven to 450ºF.
- Wash your potatoes and cut them into wedges (or strips).
- Place potatoes in a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix them all with your hands.
- Arrange fries in a single layer on a baking sheet. Make sure they aren’t touching too much so they can crisp up and cook evenly.
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes, and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, make your “tuna” salad. Add chickpeas, chopped red onion and celery into a bowl. Stir in the vegan mayo and Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Toast your bread and prepare any other toppings you desire.
- Scoop a generous amount of chickpea filling and add your toppings.
- Serve with your baked fries.
Macros for the sandwich (roughly about 1/4 of the recipe without bread or topping):