Perfect tuna-less sandwich

Never in my life, I thought that I would call these little garbanzo salad sliders, tuna-less sandwich.

sandwich de atún vegano, Perfect tuna-less sandwich

But when you try them this name will make perfect sense to you. These perfect tuna-less sandwiches are made with a very healthy and delicious garbanzo (chickpea) salad. The best part of this salad is that you can use it to prepare sandwiches or to stuff an avocado. Or maybe you just like your tuna salad with crackers, so this version of tuna-less salad will be perfect for you.

sandwich de atún vegano, Perfect tuna-less sandwich

I also love this garbanzo salad because it is perfect on the go or to put in the kid’s lunchbox.

And as any good tuna salad when you prepare it in advance the flavors get better, for a picnic take in a glass container and serve it with crackers (homemade crackers are always better), crudités or a ready to eat tuna-less sandwich.

sandwich de atún vegano, Perfect tuna-less sandwich

This tuna-less salad can be made with canned chickpeas or home-cooked ones. I use my  INSTAPOT and they come out fully cooked in about 40 min if I not soaked or 20 if soaked overnight.

sandwich de atún vegano, Perfect tuna-less sandwich

So, here is the recipe for this

perfect tuna-less sandwich

and I hope you like it. If you do please share the recipe and the blog and do NOT forget to take a picture and post it on Instagram  @piloncilloyvainilla.  I love to see your creations and share them.

sandwich de atún vegano
5 from 1 vote

Perfect tuna-less sandwich

This perfect tuna-less sandwich will soon become one of your favorite lunches. It is very easy to prepare, healthy, delicious, and versatile. Eat the salad in a sandwich, with crudités or stuff an avocado with it. 
15 mins
15 mins
6 people


  • 2 cans of chickpeas or 3 cups home-cooked chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 cup of vegan mayonnaise or any other mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup of red onion finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Bread for the sandwiches or pretzel sliders
  • Sliced ​​cucumber
  • Sliced avocado


  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and mash a bit the chickpeas with the back of a spoon.
  • Prepare the perfect tuna-less sandwiches by putting two or three tablespoons of salad on a piece of bread, top it with slices of cucumber and about to slices of avocado.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna-less sandwich, Vegan tuna salad
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla
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I am not much of a fan of chick peas, but I am still tempted to give this a try.

Olga Zak

These tuna less sandwich looks delicious! I am a sandwich lover. I will try this special sandwich surely soon.

Laurie Gannon

I love the idea of tuna-less salad, especially for a Meatless Monday meal! I just pinned your recipe. I am thinking that next Monday this salad is going to be lovely over a bed of greens and fresh vegetables. Mmm…


5 stars
This tuna less sandwich looks like it will make a perfect breakfast, it takes very less time to make and look very delicious.

alison netzer

5 stars
I have been looking for alternatives to using tuna and I know my kids would love this. They love chickpeas and we tend to make a lot of homemade hummus and other things with them. I will give them a try and may have to purchase an instapot!

Brittany Vantrease

Ok.. So those look really good! I’ve never made anything with chickpeas before, so this will be an adventure!


5 stars
These will be really handy for my vegan friends. Never been a big fan of Tuna myself


These sandwiches look so good and I can’t believe how easy they are to make. It’s also good that they have alternative ingredients for those on modified diets.


5 stars
These actually look incredible! I love chicken salad, but these would be a great vegetarian option.

Waren Jean Go

5 stars
OH wow! That looks yummy and healthy. I will try this one day since I make different sandwiches per week.

terri beavers

This sandwich looks so good, thank you for sharing.
We will be trying these for lunch tomorrow.


Chickpeas are a very strong taste, just like tuna, I can see how some people will definitely enjoy this substitution.


These are so adorable and looks delicious. I will have to try them soon

Silvia Martinez

5 stars
So delicious, garbanzo bean goes so well in this sandwich.

Vanessa Mota

5 stars
What a tasty recipe!