Tuna Salad Without the Tuna


Sharing is caring!

As I’m always looking for more sandwich recipes, there were 57 ideas the other day, I ran across this Tuna(free) Salad Sandwiches. I know I’ve had tuna helper without the tuna but then that was because my wife forgot to put in the tuna.:) That was back in the days before going vegan needless to say. Now it’s the only way to eat it.


Recipe: Tuna(free) Salad Sandwiches | One Green Planet

Tuna(free) Salad Sandwiches

Recipe by Allison Rivers Samson, from her award-winning column, “Veganize It!” in VegNews Magazine

Serves 6


  • 30 ounces (2 cans) garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, peeled and finely
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nori seaweed flakes
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 12 slices of bread, lightly toasted
  • 6 large, crisp lettuce leaves
  • 12 fresh tomato slices


  1. In a large bowl, mash the garbanzo beans with a potato masher or the back of a fork.
  2. Fold the onion, celery, garlic, pickle, nori, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper into the garbanzo beans. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Lightly toast the bread. Spread the salad on one slice and stack with a lettuce leaf, two tomato slices, and another slice of bread. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

Sharing is caring!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *