Chickpeas and bread

Chickpea “Tuna” Sandwich recipe


This soy-free, protein-packed sandwich provides the power you need to crush your fitness goals.

You’ll get a dose of all nine essential amino acids thanks to the chickpeas. And with the help of lemon, garlic powder and just a bit of cayenne, you can give your taste buds a workout, too.  

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 425 gram can chickpeas
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup vegan mayo
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Crushed seaweed sheets to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or hemp hearts
  • Pickles
  • ½ avocado
  • Grain bread
  • Leafy greens, to serve (I like rocket)


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. Place them in a medium bowl and mash them with the back of a fork or potato masher.
  3. Add the lemon juice, vegan mayo, celery, onion, garlic powder, cayenne, crushed seaweed sheets, chia or hemp seeds, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Serve on bread with leafy greens, pickles and avocado

Recipe by Layla Luciano, vegan athlete and trainer

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Wholefoods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains can be more affordable and healthier than animal products.

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