Julie’s Vegan Toona Salad Sandwich

Looking for a vegan tuna salad swap? Try chickpeas!

For the salad:

1 (14-oz) can     organic white beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup             vegan mayo
1 teaspoon       organic Dijon or spicy brown mustard
¼ cup                 red onion, diced
¼ cup                 celery, diced
¼ cup                 pickle, diced
1 teaspoon       capers, drained and loosely chopped
pinch                 sea salt
1 tablespoon   hemp hearts (optional)

 For serving:

Grain-free bread or buns
Dijon or spicy brown mustard
Romaine lettuce
Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced

Directions:

  1. Place the beans or chickpeas in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork, leaving only a few beans whole.
  2. Add vegan mayo, mustard, red onion, celery, pickle, capers, salt and pepper, and hemp seeds (if using) to mixing bowl. Mix to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Toast bread if desired, and prepare any other desired sandwich toppings (such as lettuce, tomato, and onion).
  4. Scoop a healthy amount of the chickpea mixture (about ½ cup) onto one slice of bread, add desired toppings and top with the second slice of bread. Repeat for the additional sandwich.

Makes 2 sandwiches

Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.

Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation, Slimming Meals That Heal & Hot Detox. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest @juliedaniluk