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Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Sandwiches

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Chickpeas are surprisingly fishy, and when they're mashed, taste a lot like tuna! Mix it with nori and the usual tuna salad suspects (like carrots and onion) for a vegan 'tuna' sandwich."
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30 m servings 360
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Pulse nori in a blender until it's a fine powder. Set aside to let dust settle.
  2. Mash chickpeas with a sturdy fork or a small-holed potato masher (chickpeas slip through larger, zigzag-type mashers) in a large bowl until most are broken up. Do not overmash--they should retain some texture.
  3. Stir in mayo and mash a little more. Stir in nori powder, carrot, celery, onion, dill, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes or up to 3 days.
  4. For the sandwiches, slather toast with mayo (about 1 1/2 teaspoons per slice). Layer salad, lettuce, and tomato between toast slices. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 360 calories; 16 43.6 11.8 0 690 Full nutrition

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I am not vegan or vegetarian.. but my mind has been blown! This was amazing... I did used regular mayo, sliced green onion and chopped pickles instead of dill. But the flavor was tremendous and ...

I love this recipe. It is easy to make and has a unique delicious flavor. It is a great alternative to tuna fish and a great meal to make ahead and pack for lunch or even a picnic. I eat it in a...

I made it with gluten free bread and you would never know the difference! My guests thought it was the "real thing".

Prepared this strictly according to the recipe. Not a fan.