Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)

Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)

These Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas are easy to make, packed full of plant-based goodness, and so delicious!

Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)

I’ve previously used chickpea ‘tuna mayo’ to make this salad and these little onigiri, and love its taste and texture.

Obviously it doesn’t taste exactly like tuna mayo, but it’s a great substitute as it serves a similar purpose – it’s rich and creamy, protein-packed, and makes a great sandwich filling!

Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)

So, once I had my chickpea tuna sorted, I just got a pitta and threw in all sorts of Mediterranean vegetables, and the result was a delicious and nutritious sandwich packed full of varied flavours and textures: crunchy, sweet red peppers, fragrant basil, deeply flavourful Kalamata olives, juicy tomatoes, and crisp, peppery rocket perfectly compliment the tangy and slightly nutty chickpea tuna. 

These Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas make a perfect quick lunch, or even a great packed lunch too.

Although the ingredients list may look a little long, the vegetables I used are just a suggestion, and you can use whatever you can easily get hold of.

And if you make a big batch or the chickpea ‘tuna mayo’, you can keep it in the fridge and use it for lunches throughout the week.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)
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Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas are easy to make, packed full of plant-based goodness, and so delicious!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 375 kcal
Ingredients
For the chickpea "tuna mayo":
  • 400 g (14oz) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon (Dijon) mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 spring onion or few chives, finely sliced
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon capers, roughly chopped
To put the pittas together:
  • 2 pittas, sliced in half and toasted (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 sweet red pepper, finely sliced
  • Few handfuls of salad leaves lettuce, rocket etc
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • Few black Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
Instructions
For the chickpea "tuna mayo":
  1. Use a fork to gently smash the chickpeas in a bowl, then add all other ingredients and mix well

To put the pittas together:
  1. Stuff chickpea tuna into pittas along with cherry tomatoes, pepper, salad leaves, basil and olives
  2. Either enjoy immediately or eat as a packed lunch as it keeps for a few hours

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2 thoughts on “Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Pittas (Vegan + GF)

    1. Thank you so much! A few tablespoons to each pitta probably – depends how big your pittas are 😊 leftover tuna is great with salad! Thank you so much!

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