This Chickpea – No Tuna – Sandwich is a delicious vegan homage to the tuna sandwich. It’s super easy to make and you only need 10 minutes and 10 ingredients. To be honest, I was never a tuna sandwich kinda person, but the first time I had a mashed Chickpea sandwich that was sort of in the style of the tuna sandwich, I was hooked.
This recipe has all the tuna sandwich components such as mayo and fresh dill. I also added toasted nori to make the whole mixture taste less like chickpeas and more like something that’s from the sea. The sandwich also contains cucumber and watercress for some freshness and crunch which perfectly complement the creamy chickpea mixture.
You can easily prepare the “tuna” mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. This way you only need to add your toppings in the morning and your lunch is ready to go.
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Chickpea – No Tuna – Sandwich
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- 1 can chickpeas (keep aquafaba for baking or making your own mayo)
- 1/2 nori sheet
- 2 tbsp vegan mayo
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- zest from 1 lime
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- salt to taste
- 1 small cucumber sliced
- 1 handful watercress (sub. with rocket if necessary)
- 4 slices bread
- To make the "tuna", drain the chickpeas and rinse them well. Add them to a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. They can be fairly chunky still, but you shouldn't have any whole chickpeas left.
- Now add the vegan mayo, Dijon mustard, salt, lime zest and chopped dill and mix with the chickpeas.
- Heat up a fry pan and add half a nori sheet. Toast on both sides until you can smell the nori. This should only take about 1 minute. Once the nori is toasted, crush it up into small pieces (with your hands or a mortar and pestle) and add them to the chickpeas. Mix.
- To combine the sandwich: Toast the bread slices and butter them if desired. Add the chickpea mixture onto the toast, then some cucumber slices and top it of with fresh watercress before closing the sandwich with the second slice of bread. Enjoy!