Vegan Chickpea "Tuna" Sandwich Filler

Vegan Chickpea

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.0
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 120.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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A delicious sandwich filling. Mmm. A delicious sandwich filling. Mmm.
Number of Servings: 5


    1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    3-4 Tbs non-fat vegan mayo (I like Nayonnaise)
    1/4 cup sweet pickles, diced (or 3 TBS sweet relish)
    kelp powder (to taste, optional)
    fresh ground pepper to taste
    sea salt to taste


Mash the garbanzo beans so that they are well broken up. Don't mash them to death, though, you want some texture - not hummus. ;) Add vegan mayo (more or less as you prefer) and the diced pickles. I also add a splash of the pickle brine, as I've always really loved pickle-y tuna and like pickle-y untuna, too. Add a dash of kelp powder, salt, fresh ground pepper to taste.

Chill until cold (I find it tastes better chilled and this gives the flavors time to mingle) and serve on your favorite bread or stuff inside a toasted pita. Delish!

Makes 5 1/3 c. servings.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEONALIONESS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have pickles so I played with this a bit:

    Added tsp spicy mustard, Taragon, Thyme, Onion Powder, and Gomasio (instead of kelp powder).

    Really quick! Really Tasty!

    I might even make a big batch and serve it as an appetizer with pita wedges at a bbq I am going to this weekend.
    - 5/28/10

    Reply from LEONALIONESS (6/3/10)
    Wonderful! Thanks for the review. I've started stuffing mine into toasted pitas with tons of sprouts. So delish for a quick lunch at work.

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    Very Good
    I just made this with light Miracle Whip. It was surprisingly good. - 6/3/13

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    I don't have kelp powder so I'm going to add a little instant dashi powder and see if that works. It sounds good! - 9/2/10