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Chickpea "Tuna" Salad (Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten free)

This chickpea salad is easy to make and perfect for a cold lunch to pack for work or school. You can enjoy it on a sandwich, crackers, a wrap, with veggies, on a salad or any other way you like.


  • 2 15 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 stalks of celery, finely diced

  • 1/2 of a medium/large red onion, finely diced

  • 1 sheet of nori, ripped or cut into small flakes

  • 2 tbsp runny tahini

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (liquid from the can of chickpeas)

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1-2 tsp old bay seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp dulse flakes (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp celery salt


  1. Add your chickpeas to a large bowl and using a fork, potato masher or even your hands, mash them to your desired consistency. You can use a food processor if you want a smoother texture.

  2. In a small bowl mix together all ingredients except your onion, celery, and nori to make a sauce.

  3. Add your onion, celery, nori, and sauce to your chickpeas then mix until everything is well combined.

  4. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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