If your a vegetarian but love a good sandwich then this recipe is for you. I love a good tuna salad, so I came up with the closest vegetarian thing to a tuna salad. By adding nori seaweed flakes to chickpeas you get the same texture, and flavor as a tuna-salad. You can use this recipe in a sandwich, on a salad, or with crackers.


Tuna-less salad

Tuna-less salad

Tuna-less salad sandwich

Tuna-less Salad
Tuna-less Salad
Print Recipe Tuna-less Salad
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cans organic chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons red onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 pickles
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons nori seaweed flakes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 dash Tabasco
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Sea salt
  • 2 Freshly ground black pepper


Tuna-less Salad

  • Drain chickpeas and place into a large bowl.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the chickpeas, and break them up.
  • Next, finely dice the onion, celery, dill, scallions, and pickle and add them to the chickpeas.
  • Add the nori flakes, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Lastly, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Tabasco
  • Mix to combine and taste for seasoning.

How to serve

  • There are many ways to serve the tuna-less salad.
  • Tuna-less sandwich with toasted bread, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
  • Tuna-less salad with bib lettuce, cherry tomatoes.