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Vegan Tuna Salad

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe

Posted on: January 30, 2020 by Kiryako Sharikas

This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. Today we are going to be making a Vegan Tuna Salad. This is a quick and easy version of a tuna salad, except we’re leaving out the tuna. Instead, we are using chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, as the main protein.

Health Facts:

Chickpeas: They’re high in folate and manganese, providing a fair amount of protein and fiber to help curb your appetite for those that have trouble with overeating.

Dulse: If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a type of seaweed that is a great source of iodine, iron, potassium, & Vitamin B6. Having trouble finding it? Check out the bulk section of Ellwood Thompson’s or your local Asian market.

Vegan Mayonnaise: What is it exactly? 👉 Make it at home.


  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 stock of celery, small diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, small diced
  • ½ teaspoon dry dill
  • 2 teaspoon dulse flakes*
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon caper juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari


  1. Mix drained chickpeas and mayonnaise in a bowl by hand.
  2. Mash chickpeas in your hands until half are mushed and half are still whole.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.