I love chickpeas, there really is no rhyme or reason why I love them so much, and this Chickpea Vegan Tuna Recipe is just one way I express my ever love! But while I have your attention maybe we can figure this out together? I remember the moment I learned hummus was made from chickpeas aka garbanzo beans. My rolls widened with excitement, I had to be about 11 or 12, and I wanted to know what else came from chickpeas. However, I wouldn’t find out until years later as I began to cook for myself more in high school. (And thank GOD because my Mother, God Bless her, can not cook to save her darling soul). Anyhow, I learned so much about chickpeas and still learning to this very day : ) Don’t worry I’ll be sure to share more of love and recipes of chickpeas. Right now it’s Chickpea Vegan Tuna Recipe Time! I wish I could take credit but when I originally shared the recipe someone said they always loved a good chickpea recipe…sooo I took it. I have no idea who that person was, but shoutout to allll of my fellow vegan and veg-curious fam in like the 9380498r6783823 vegan Facebook groups I belong to. Y’all are the best!
Oh, how many ways can I enjoy this Chickpea Vegan Tuna Recipe? I have no favorite way to be honest, it’s all based on mood. And since I can be foodmoody I just couldn’t decide which is the best way to enjoy this. So here we are. Chickpea Vegan Tuna Recipeas crudites! Chickpea of the Sea Salad!! And…Chickpea of the Sea Sammich. Uh-huh Sammich is what you read. So “Sammich” is like better than a regular sandwich and it’s more than a meal. We take out allll of that formal talk because it’s just too darn good to care to pronounce the “D” & “W” in “sanDWich” like who cares?? So yes, it’s a Chickpea of the Sea Sammich. I personally love to layer my sammich with roma tomatoes, avocado, homemade mayo, homemade bread & butter pickle relish, red onion, and butter lettuce. OMG! OMG! Ok so I lied, I think I enjoy the sammich way of the Chickpea of the Sea. But you can decide for yourself! Follow this easy, quick, and fabulous recipe below and let me know what’s your favorite way to enjoy it!Print
There are many ways to enjoy this fabulously easy, quick, and flavorful recipe. As shown above it can be enjoyed as a salad, dip & fresh crudites, a “sammich”, and I’m sure I’m leaving plenty of options out. Make it and let me know what’s your favorite way of enjoying this Chickpea of the Sea recipe!
- 1 can of 15 0z Organic Chickpeas aka Garbanzo Beans
- 3 Tbsp of your favorite Mayo
- 2 stalks of celery chopped
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 1/4 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 tsp Old Bay
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tbsp red onion chopped
- splash of ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp tahini
- 1 tsp Dulse *see notes
- Place all of the ingredients in your food processor.
- Pulse until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
- You’re DONE! Buen Provecho & Enjoy!
- **If you do not have a food processor see notes.
**Dulse can be off-putting if you’re used to the taste. Sometimes I make the Chickpea of the Sea with it and other times I don’t. No fret with or without it, it tastes great! See what works for you.
**If you’re making this without a food processor it’s just as easy with some elbow grease! Use a masher (or fork) to mash the chickpeas. Chop all of your veggies well, grab a large mixing bowl, and with your best elbow whip up the Chickpea of the Sea!