Vegan “Tuna” Salad with Chickpeas

When you are craving tuna salad, this chickpea version will amaze your plant loving friends, and delight your taste buds. This salad is great on toasted bread, served with crackers, lettuce cups, and raw vegetables.  This recipe is vegan and dairy-free. This is a quick and easy recipe to make any time of the year.


1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp. pickle relish or chopped whole pickle

1-2 stalks of celery, diced

3 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise

1 scallion, diced

1 tbsp. white vinegar

1/4 tsp. dill

pepper to taste

dash of paprika


In a food processor add the chickpeas, relish, celery, and scallions.

Lightly pulse a few times until the chickpeas are chopped, but not into a paste.

Transfer the chickpea mix to a medium bowl. Add in the mayonnaise and the vinegar.

Season with a little salt, pepper, dill, and a dash of paprika.

Using a spoon or spatula, gently fold until all the ingredients are well incorporated and enjoy!

What are your favorite things to make using chickpeas? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and happy cooking!

xoxo- Julie