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Straight on angle of vegan tuna sandwich - Fit Foodie Nutter


Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
This plant protein rich vegan ‘tuna’ sandwich made with chickpeas is THE ultimate sandwich for everyone, whether you’re vegan or an avid fish lover. Chunky chickpea filling combined with crunchy cucumbers, crispy lettuce, and creamy avocado makes it a perfect marriage of textures and flavours.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine British
Servings 2 sandwiches


For vegan tuna:

  • 400 g tin chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise I used Hellmans
  • 2 nori sheets finely chopped
  • Juice of half a lime
  • A handful of fresh dill finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

  • 4 slices of bread gluten free if necessary
  • ½ cucumber thickly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3-4 lettuce leaves


  • Place rinsed and drained chickpeas in a big mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher to ‘smash’ into smaller pieces. You can also use a food processor, which will be a lot quicker. Just ensure you don’t over-process the chickpeas to retain that chunky texture.
  • Add the rest of the tuna ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Season with salt & pepper.
  • In a separate small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Mix in lime juice, salt & pepper and set aside.
  • To assemble the sandwich, spread mashed avocado evenly on the bread slices. Layer with lettuce leaves, tuna mixture, cucumber slices and add the second slice of bread on top. Voila!


*If you’re making these sandwiches in advance, here’s a good tip for you to keep your sandwich fresh. Wrap your sandwich in paper kitchen towel and gently spray it with water on both sides to dampen the paper towel a little. Put the sandwich in a zip lock bag and keep it in the fridge. This way your sandwich will stay fresh & crispy the next day.
Keyword Vegan tuna, tuna sandwich, chickpeas, healthy sandwich, plant protein, healthy eating, meal prep,