Did you know you can make chickpea vegan tuna? We tend to have very simple lunches for our lunches either salads, leftovers or sandwiches with avocado or mashed chickpeas.
One of my favorite plant-based sandwich fillings is this mashed chickpea with capers and cornichons. It is supposed to imitate the taste and texture of tuna but I just really like the combination of the salty capers and pickled cornichons with the dill.
You might be wondering why try to imitate tuna when you can just have a can of tuna but apart from being cruelty-free and more ethical â€“avoiding canned tuna and swapping for chickpeas has a lot of health benefits.
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This chickpea filling is a lot higher in fibre, vitamins and minerals and lower in saturated fat and heavy metals such as mercury.
Also, it is a lot more environmentally friendly to avoid tuna and use chickpeas instead so why not try my recipe below next time you feel like a tuna sandwich!
Chickpea â€œTunaâ€ Cornichons Sandwich:
- 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 2 tsp of dried dill or fresh
- 1 tbsp of capers
- 3 tbsp of hummus
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tsp of Maille Dijon Originale Mustard
- 1 tbsp of diced Maille Cornichons
- salt and pepper
In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mash with a fork or potato masher, combine with the hummus then spread on sourdough and add greens and extra veggies such as green sprouts and radishes.