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Chickpea tuna salad sandwich topped with avocado, lettuce, sprouts, and hummus.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich without Mayo

  • Author: Lauren Casolaro
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This smashed vegan chickpea tuna salad sandwich is a take on the classic tuna salad. Unlike traditional tuna salad/chickpea salad recipes, it's made without mayo!


  • 1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup carrot sticks
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hummus + 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

To Serve as a Sandwich:

  • 6 slices of sourdough bread
  • 1 cup leafy greens or romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • Broccoli sprouts


  1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas using the back of a fork or a potato masher until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Add carrots, red onion, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, hummus, water, paprika, salt, and pepper to the mashed chickpeas and mix until combined.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Serve as a hearty sandwich as seen here, or it can be served as is, with crackers, in a wrap, on bib lettuce, and more!


Chickpea salad can be meal prepped. Meal prep or leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional values are estimates for the chickpea salad only. Please see our full disclosure here. Choosing the right bread will add another ~10g of protein!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 411mg
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.5g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: vegan tuna salad, mock tuna, chickpea tuna salad, chickpea salad, chickpea salad sandwich, vegan tuna salad no mayo