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Tun-a-way Salad

Forget traditional tuna salad. Be kind to the earth and yourself with this healthy plant-based version instead!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Serves 4 (as a sandwich filling)


Many health food stores sell packaged seaweed that is already powdered or flaked. If you are unable to get a hold of this, simply use nori sheets and crumble them as finely as you can. If, however, you are not at all fond of “fishy” flavors, you can simply omit the seaweed and you'll still have a delicious sandwich spread.

Prepared Tun-a-way Salad will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


  • 1 15oz. (425g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced onion
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced celery
  • 4 tbsp. plain soy yogurt (or low fat vegan mayo)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp. mild mustard
  • 1 tbsp. powdered seaweed flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill or coriander


Place chickpeas in a shallow bowl and mash well with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Taste and season as necessary.

Serve on whole wheat bread with your choice of salad vegetables and condiments, or use as a dip for raw vegetables.