Chickpea Tuna Salad With Dill

Chickpea Tuna Salad

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Recipe Key

  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free

Recipe Notes //

This chickpea tuna recipe is delicious and easy. Since becoming plant-based and learning more about the unsustainable fishing practices and high levels of mercury and other toxic contaminants found in our seafood, I went looking to find a non-processed plant-based alternative to tuna salad! I love this chickpea tuna because the ingredient list is almost identical to a traditional tuna salad, and it only takes minutes to make! This tuna salad makes for a great lunch. You can make it into a sandwich, top crackers, celery sticks, or use butter lettuce to hold the tuna salad if you prefer to stay grain-free!


Chickpea Tuna Salad With Dill

This chickpea tuna salad with dill is the perfect salad for lunches and is an excellent dish for those just starting a more plant-based lifestyle. This dish is light and refreshing but hearty enough to keep you very satisfied!


Units Scale
  • 14oz Can of Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Stalk Celery (Sliced thinly)
  • 2 Tbsp Veganaise
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Pickled Relish
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Dill
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste


Begin by mashing chickpeas with the back of a fork, a potato masher, or even a quick blitz in a food processor.

Once you have your desired consistency, combine chickpeas with veganaise, dijon mustard, spices, pickled relish, and celery—taste the chickpea salad for additional seasonings like salt, pepper, etc.


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Practice Food Combining

A great example of eating this chickpea tuna with greens and neutrals would be adding a heaping scoop of the chickpea tuna to lettuce cups. You could also use quartered bell peppers and make little chickpea tuna boats. Since chickpeas are a legume, this chickpea tuna salad would best combine with neutrals! If you digest legumes and grains well together, you can make a traditional tuna sandwich with all the fixings like lettuce, tomato, onion, etc. Sprouted loaves of bread like the Food For Life Ezekiel bread are typically easier to digest for best for most people. 

Example Of A Starch: 

Enjoy a starch with this salad like grains, sprouted bread, or starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes.


Practice Food Order

Eat this chickpea tuna salad as a lunch or dinner-time meal accompanied by an abundance of raw vegetables to ease and aide the digestion of the cooked chickpeas!

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