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Vegan "Tuna" Chickpea Sandwich Filling
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A versatile chickpea filling, perfect for sandwiches, wraps or a big bed of leaves. Super delicious, fresh and quick to prepare. This filling stores well in the fridge so it is also perfect to prepare ahead of time for work or school lunches, or a picnic.

Serves: 4
Author: Open Sauce
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery (or 2 small stalks), finely chopped
  • 3 small dill pickles, finely chopped
  • small handful cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup, pure
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lettuce and avocado (optional) to serve
  • freshly baked bread to serve
  1. In a large bowl, lightly mash the chickpeas with a fork while retaining some of the texture.

  2. Stir in the celery, pickles, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, seeds, mustard, tahini and maple syrup until well combined.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Assemble on freshly baked bread like ciabatta, sourdough or rusticana together with lettuce and avocado (optional).