The 5-Minute Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich That’s Perfect for Spring

Embrace the vibrancy of spring with this simple and delightful Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Sandwich. Ideal for a light and nutritious spring meal, this recipe is a vegan twist on the classic tuna sandwich. It’s packed with flavors and textures, making it a perfect choice for lunch or a quick snack.


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Nutrition Info

  • Calories: Approximately 350-400 per serving (depending on choice of bread)
  • Protein: 10-15g per serving
  • Fiber: 6-8g per serving
  • Vitamins: Rich in Vitamin C and A (from greens and lemon juice)
  • Fat: 13g



  • 1 ½ cups (250g) chickpeas (drained from can)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion stalk (spring onion), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. vegan mayo
  • ½ tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • ¼ cup (15g) parsley or dill, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. mustard
  • 4 slices sprouted whole grain bread
  • 1 cup mixed greens or 2 large leaves of lettuce

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  • In a bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher, ensuring to leave some chunky pieces.
  • Add the chopped celery, green onion, vegan mayo, lemon juice, parsley or dill, and mustard to the chickpeas. Stir well to combine everything evenly.
  • Spread a generous amount of the chickpea mixture onto a slice of bread. Top it with lettuce and any other preferred sandwich toppings.
  • Cover with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwich in half if desired.

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Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a side of fresh fruit or baked sweet potato fries for a wholesome meal.
  • Pair with a light soup or salad for a more substantial lunch.

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There you have it – a simple, flavorful, and health-friendly “Tuna” Sandwich that’s perfect for spring meal planning and ready in a flash!

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Alex from Eat Those Plants
Alex from Eat Those Plants

My name is Alex and I'm a passionate advocate of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Since losing over 40 pounds on a vegan diet I've created the Eat Those Plants website to help you look good and feel great by putting more plants on your plate!