Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

Why do you need to go make this Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich right now? It’s:

  • super easy to make
  • so satisfying
  • really nutritious!

Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

Chickpeas are seriously versatile and satisfying, so they work really well to make meat-free sandwiches and wraps. Here are some examples:

Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

And as much as I love chickpeas, I was keen to experiment with other ways to make meat-free sandwiches. Then I remembered how much I love white beans and how versatile they are too. I’ve used them to make:

Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

So, I wondered if I could use white beans in place of chickpeas for a tuna salad sandwich situation. Turns out, it was a great idea! They have all the benefits of chickpeas (protein, fibre, easy, nutritious etc), but they create a seriously creamy texture and work well to soak up all the other great flavours, like nutty tahini, spicy mustard and tangy vinegar.

Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich

And what’s more, this Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich is seriously easy to make. All you need to do once you’ve mashed the white beans with a fork and added some basic seasonings is to stuff the mixture into your sandwich bread of choice, along with some salad vegetables.

If you’re gluten-free, use gluten-free bread or you could also use lettuce wraps or chicory boats instead!

This Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich can be eaten immediately, but it keeps well for several hours so you can also eat it as a packed lunch.

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Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich
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Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This Vegan White Bean Tuna Salad Sandwich is super easy to make, so satisfying and really nutritious!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 347 kcal
Ingredients
For the white bean "tuna”:
  • 400 g (14oz) tin white beans, drained and rinsed (haricot beans, cannellini beans or butter beans)
  • 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 a few chives, finely sliced
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon capers, roughly chopped
To serve:
  • 2 pittas - sliced in half and toasted (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sweet red pepper, finely sliced
  • Salad leaves - lettuce, rocket (arugula) etc
Instructions
For the white bean "tuna":
  1. Use a fork to gently smash the white beans in a bowl, then add all other ingredients and mix well
To serve:
  1. Stuff the white bean “tuna” into pittas along with the vegetables
  2. Either enjoy immediately or eat as a packed lunch as it keeps for a few hours

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