Vegan “Tuna” Salad Sandwich

If you are craving a filling and flavorful tuna salad sandwich, this delicious and fresh vegan version of it will definitely hit the spot!

The main ingredient in this recipe is garbanzo beans, a healthy source of carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Garbanzo beans are a member of the legume family and they are one of man’s earliest cultivated vegetables.

vegan tuna salad ingredients


  • One can of organic garbanzo beans (drained and mashed or blended)
  • The juice from 1/2 of a lemon, salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Vegan mayo
  • Olives (chopped)
  • Red onion (chopped)
  • Lettuce and tomato
  • Bread of your choice
  • Optional: vegan provolone style slices (Follow Your Heart cheese alternative has great flavor and consistency)


garbanzo pastePlace garbanzo beans in a small bow. Add the lemon juice and a squirt of olive oil.

With a food processor or a potato masher, grind up the beans until you obtain a chunky garbanzo paste.

Add the chopped olives and red onion (to taste), salt, pepper and vegan mayo and mix well.

Spread a couple of tablespoons of your vegan “tuna” salad on your bread. Add thinly sliced tomato and lettuce (dress lightly with salt, pepper and olive oil) and serve cold!


Also, try the Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich!

Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich