Nearly 88% of Americans love to eat Tuna. It simply melts in your mouth and has a meaty, dense, and unique taste. Let’s not forget how rich and healthy it is. Tuna is pretty wholesome and adds a fantastic flavor to everything else. But what about all the vegetarians and allergenic people who cannot have meat?

Don’t worry; I have got a plant-based solution for you. My Chickpea Tuna Recipe is ridiculously satisfying, delightful, and heavenly. Trust me; nothing is better than Homemade Vegan Tuna that is free of preservatives and additives. You can enjoy it as a dip or use it to make various other recipes like salads and sandwiches. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime you like.

About Vegan Tuna Recipe:

This extremely easy and insanely delicious Tuna Recipe tastes remarkably close to actual Tuna. It is tangy, creamy, and perfect for your meals. You can easily make it in under 10 minutes. Everyone will love this plant-based recipe! Nori Flakes are the key ingredients for success as it gives the incredible fishy touch. Our Recipe is entirely effortless and does not even need any cooking. Follow the step-by-step picture guide to make the Best Vegan Tuna at home.

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Health Benefits of Chickpeas:

  • They are an excellent source of fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals that keep you full for a long time and maintain your overall health.
  • It is rich in plant protein that boosts your bone health and is a great meat substitute.
  • Chickpeas are even high in magnesium and potassium, reducing cancer risk and preventing various chronic diseases.
  • This legume, also known as garbanzo beans, contains iron, copper, selenium, and zinc, which control blood sugar levels and aid digestion.

Ingredients required for making Vegan Tuna Recipe: 

  • 15 ounces Canned Chickpeas or 1 and ½ cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Mayonnaise (60g)
  • 1 Nori Sheet *Finely Chopped*
  • 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Red Onion 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 10 Finely Chopped Capers 
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp White Vinegar
  • Sprinkle Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle Ground Black Pepper

Stepwise Instructions with images on how to make vegan tuna recipe:

mash chickpeas

STEP 1: Take a mixing bowl and mash chickpeas with a fork.

STEP 2: Mix vegan mayo, chopped nori sheet, red onion, capers, lemon juice, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, mustard, and white vinegar in the bowl. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper as per your preference.

season with salt and pepper

STEP 3: Taste your tuna and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Mix it properly before serving.

Your creamy, rich, and yummy Vegan Tuna Sauce is now ready to enjoy!

Different Types of Tuna Dishes-

Our Plant-based Tuna Recipe is almost effortless and fun to make. It is very nutritious, tangy, appetizing, and just wonderfully amazing! There are many different ways to serve tuna. Below are some Tuna Dishes Ideas for you.

  • Vegan Tuna Sandwich: Add your favorite chopped-up vegetables and fill with tuna to make a perfectly flavored sandwich.
  • Appetizers or Crackers: Scoop up tuna with various crackers like rye crisps and pita chips.
  • Vegan Tuna Salad: Level up your Tomato Avocado Salad or Vegan Potato Salad with tuna or simply chop up some celery and cucumber for an amazing Tuna Salad.
  • Wraps: Make yummy tortilla wraps and lettuce wraps, or tuck them in pita bread.
  • Veggie Sticks: Use fresh veggie sticks such as celery, carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber, or zucchini to scoop up tuna.

How to make the Best Vegan Tuna at Home? 

Now that you know how to make Vegan Tuna with Chickpeas, here are a few Tuna tips to help you cook a delightful one. 

  • You can use a food processor to create the mashed base if you don’t like the chunky forked chickpeas. 
  • Make sure to add seaweed such as crushed nori sheet or sprinkle dulse flakes for the sea flavor.
  • Don’t have Vegan Mayo? You can even use hummus, but make sure to whisk it with 1 tbsp of water to get the right thinness.
  • Yellow or white onion can also be used instead of the red onion mentioned in the recipe for the pop of color and a mild taste.
  • Authentic Tuna is full of Omega’s, so add 1 tbsp of hemp hearts or chia seeds to the mix for those nutrients.
  • If you are not a fan of chickpeas, the recipe also works well with beans.

Why try the Recipe?

People worldwide are really fond of Tuna because it is very healthy and versatile. You can use Tuna for a variety of dishes. Our Chickpea Tuna Recipe is perfect for vegetarians as it is a great replacement for meat. It is a very quick and simple recipe you must try at home. Vegan Tuna is packed with nutritional goodness of Chickpeas, a lot of flavor, and freshness.

Tuna makes everything rich and delicious. This is truly an all-rounder dish as it can be served in many ways. You can prepare several dishes with this Vegan Tuna, such as Hearty Sandwich with whole-grain bread, Fresh Green Leafy Salad, or use it as a topping for baked potatoes. Some people also enjoy it with fresh fruits. It can be served cold, at room temperature, or in a hot cooked dish. You can also have it as it is because it tastes incredible without anything else. Try the Absolute Best Vegan Tuna Recipe today! Follow “Spicyum” For more healthy and delicious vegan recipes

How to make Gluten-Free Tuna?

If you want to cook Gluten-Free Tuna at home, simply use a gluten-free soy sauce or tamari and enjoy it with a sandwich, salad, wrap, etc.

How Long does Tuna Last in the Fridge?

Your leftover Vegan Tuna can last for at least 4-5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just give it a good stir before serving.

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VEGAN TUNA – CHICKPEA TUNA RECIPE

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course vegan
Cuisine american
Servings 4 people
Calories 13 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ounces Canned Chickpeas or 1 and ½ cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Mayonnaise (60g)
  • 1 Nori Sheet *Finely Chopped*
  • 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Red Onion 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 10 Finely Chopped Capers 
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp  White Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Sprinkle Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Take a mixing bowl and mash chickpeas with a fork.
  • Mix vegan mayo, chopped nori sheet, red onion, capers, lemon juice, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, mustard, and white vinegar in the bowl. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper as per your preference.
  • Taste your tuna and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Mix it properly before serving.
  • Your creamy, rich, and yummy Vegan Tuna Sauce is now ready to enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.2mg
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