If you’re looking for a plant-based replacement for tuna salad, look no further! This healthy Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad is a delicious alternative that tastes like the real thing.

Vegan Tuna Salad with serving spoon in a white bowl

This Ocean-Friendly Mock Tuna Salad uses vegan mayonnaise, grainy mustard, and sweet pickle relish for flavoring.

For my vegan friends or anyone who can’t eat real tuna, this is a delicious alternative to a real tuna salad. It’s also gluten free and dairy free.

Vegan Tuna Salad ingredients in a circle

This recipe takes me back to my childhood when this easy tuna salad was a lunchtime favorite. 

As a serving suggestion, you can either wrap this Vegan Mock Tuna Salad in a tortilla, scoop it onto toast, or serve it plain or over crisp romaine. Or, go super traditional and make a vegan sandwich.

The celery and onion provide characteristic crunch, and the gently-smashed garbanzo beans give a nice texture.

vegan tuna salad ingredients in a bowl

Recipe Steps

You won’t believe how easy it is to throw together this vegan chickpea salad recipe.

Step One

Gather your ingredients including garbanzo beans, vegan mayo, mustard, relish, onion, and celery

Step Two

Prep the ingredients including rinsing and draining the beans and chopping the onion and celery

Step Three

Toss all the ingredients together, using the back of a spoon to gently smash the garbanzo beans.

Step Four

Serve chilled or at room temperature

Vegan Tuna Salad in a big salad bowl with lettuce

Expert Tips & Substititions

  • Feel free to use white beans instead of garbanzo beans.
  • Most commercial mayo brands use eggs. So, you need to look for a vegan mayo in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.

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Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad


Description

If you’re looking for a plant-based replacement for tuna salad, look no further! This healthy Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad is a delicious alternative that tastes like the real thing.


Ingredients

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  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 onion, chopped finely

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the garbanzo beans, celery, mayonnaise, relish, mustard, and onion.
  2. Stir to combine. Use the flat side of a fork to smash some of the beans.
  3. Serve over chopped romaine as a salad entrée, wrapped in a tortilla for a wrap, or on toasted bread for a sandwich.

Notes

  1. This salad will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly-sealed container for up to 5 days.
  2. Feel free to use white beans instead of garbanzo beans.
  3. Most commercial mayo brands use eggs. So, you need to look for a vegan mayo in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No-bake, easy
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to make a vegan tuna salad, mock tuna salad, vegan tuna salad recipe

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