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vegan chickpea tuna salad

Vegan Tuna Salad with Chickpeas

Shana Thomas
Make the best vegan "tuna" pasta salad for your next potluck, dinner, or BBQ.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinner,, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 323 kcal


  • 4 cups pasta (of your choice) cooked
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish can sub for dill pickle relish; optional
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers drained; optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can of chickpeas rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tamari optional
  • 1-2 nori sheets finely chopped; for sea flavor; optional


  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Drain. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread pasta in an even layer on a prepared baking sheet; let cool completely, about 20 minutes. 
  • Combine vegan mayonnaise, relish, onion, capers, celery, dill, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a large bowl. 
  • Add chickpeas and cooled pasta; stir well to combine. Keep covered. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours. Garnish with dill sprigs, if desired, and serve. 


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