Vegan tuna

Vegan Tuna

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4


This vegan tuna is simply amazing. It’s so easy to make and tastes remarkably close to actual tuna, no really it does. It’s wonderful on sandwiches for a vegan tuna salad sandwich!


  • 1 15oz (425g) Can Chickpeas (Drained)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 Nori Sheet (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion (Finely Chopped)*
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 10 Capers (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari*
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
  • Sprinkle Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle Ground Black Pepper


  1. Add the chickpeas to a mixing bowl and mash them with a fork.
  2. Add in vegan mayonnaise, finely chopped nori, finely chopped red onion, lemon juice, finely chopped capers, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, tamari, dijon mustard, white vinegar and salt and pepper.
  3. Taste test and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Mix in and you’re ready to serve!


*This is roughly half a small red onion.

*You can switch tamari for soy sauce if you prefer.

*Leftovers keep very well in the fridge for 2-3 days.

*This is divine served on open faced sandwiches with lettuce and sliced tomato and makes enough to top 4 slices of bread.

  • Category: Savory, Side, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the Recipe
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 677mg
  • Fat: 10.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.6g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Protein: 5.8g

Keywords: vegan tuna, vegan tuna salad