Chickpea “Tuna” Salad is a tasty vegan sandwich salad made with chickpeas, cashews and hearts of palm. It is super easy to make and great to eat over salad greens also!
3/4 cup cashews, soaked
1/2 cup water
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon dulse flakes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup hearts of palm, chopped
2 cups cooked chickpeas
4 scallions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 red onion, sliced thin
whole grain bread, sliced
1 jar sandwich pickles
1 cup spinach leaves or microgreens
- Drain and rinse soaked cashews. Add to a food processor with water, garlic cloves, oil, lemon juice and salt. Pulse until creamy.
- Add hearts of palm and chickpeas and pulse until combined but chunky.
- Transfer to a bowl and mix in scallions and nutritional yeast. Adjust seasoning for desired taste with salt & pepper.
- Toast bread. Top bottom slice of bread in order – chickpea tuna, pickle, red onion and greens. Cover with top slice of bread. Slice in half with a sharp knife.
Note: If you didn’t soak your cashews overnight , no worries! Quick tip – add cashews to a heatproof measuring cup. Cover cashews with approximately 2 cups of boiling water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and ready to use.
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