Vegan Chickpea Salad Pita The best fake-out tuna salad ever!

Vegan Chickpea Salad No Tuna Pita |

A hot day calls for a cool, quick and easy sammie, so, here’s THE best fake-out tuna salad! The secret in this Vegan Chickpea Salad Pita sandwich is mashed chickpeas in place of tuna…it’s amazing how similar they are! I love that there are many wonderful swaps for non-vegan foods if you’re inclined to follow that way of eating. I’ll be sharing a post on that soon, stay tuned!

Meanwhile, enjoy a quick cool salad in a pita on a hot day, or any day for that matter!

Vegan Chickpea Salad Pita
Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 2-3 pitas
The best fake-out tuna salad ever!
  • 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained. You can save the liquid from the can (Google 'aquafaba') for countless sweet and savory uses.
  • ½ tsp stone ground mustard, or dijon
  • Zest from ½ a lemon
  • 3 tbl tahini
  • 1 tbl maple syrup
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • ½ celery stalk, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, finelychopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 pita rounds, cut in half across
  • Optional toppings: tomato, lettuce, avocado slices, onion
  1. Mash chickpeas or quickly pulse in a food processor until broken up.
  2. Whisk mustard, tahini, maple syrup, lemon zest, and salt and pepper if using.
  3. Add dressing to chickpeas along with the pickle, celery and red onion. Stir to combine.
  4. Stuff the pita halves with the chick pea salad and optional vegetables.


Here’s more veggie sandwich inspiration!

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