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The Best Vegan Tuna Salad Recipes

Veganism has been gaining popularity over the years due to its numerous health and environmental benefits. As more people adopt a plant-based lifestyle, there has been an increase in demand for vegan alternatives to popular animal-based foods. One such alternative that has been gaining attention is vegan tuna salad. This delicious and nutritious dish has become a popular option for plant-based eaters, and for good reason. In this article, we will explore the world of vegan tuna salads and why they are a must-try for anyone looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet. 

In my last posts I talked about Tuna Salad with Avocado, and Tuna Salad with Pasta

Traditionally, tuna salad is a popular dish made with canned tuna, mayonnaise, and other ingredients like celery, onions, and pickles. However, with the rise of veganism, people are looking for alternatives that are not only tasty but also align with their ethical and dietary choices. Vegan tuna salad, also known as ‘fishless tuna’ or ‘tuna-less tuna,’ is a plant-based version of the classic tuna salad. It is made using vegan ingredients that mimic the taste and texture of tuna, making it an ideal substitute for those who are looking to avoid animal products. 

How to Make a Basic Vegan Tuna Salad 

Making a basic vegan tuna salad is quick and easy. Start by draining and rinsing a can of chickpeas or a block of tofu. Mash the chickpeas or crumble the tofu in a bowl, then mix in vegan mayonnaise, chopped celery, red onion, and pickles. Season with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices of your choice. For a more tuna-like taste, you can also add seaweed flakes. Serve on a bed of greens or use it as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. 

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Below is a recipe from Wholesista. Have you ever tried a carrot tuna salad? 2 cups of carrot juice helps make this recipe a winner. It only takes 15 minutes to make. That doesn’t take long. That’s the length of time that’s the same as half an episode of Wheel of Fortune.



 The Spruce Eats with this Chickpea Tuna Salad recipe. Touches of dill weed and loads Vegan Mayonnaise stand out in this recipe. It is indicated here the other mouthwatering ways you can eat this recipe as well.

Vegan Chickpea "Tuna" Salad
The Spruce Eats

One Green Planet : Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

Vegan Mayo, Red Onion and Dijon Mustard are the front line players in this one. The close up tells it all. Lunch break, you’ll have fun explaining what you had.

One Green Planet


Check out this lemony chickpea vegan salad by Eat Yourself Skinny. Ohh are you in the mood for something lemony. This only takes 5 minutes to throw together. Heck on Wheel of Fortune they just get around to introducing everyone.

Eat Yourself Skinny

Here is a Lemony Chickpea vegan salad with Quinoa and Kale from Garlic & Zest.  Elevate your vegan game with this recipe from Garlic & Zest.

Garlic & Zest


 Loving it Vegan has the Vegan Tuna Salad. Just look at how appetizing this looks. Now look at that photo and think. “WOW if I can serve this to my guests.”

Vegan tuna on open faced sandwiches.
Lovin It Vegan

Connoisseur Veg has the Vegan Tuna Salad. Filled with savory pickle relish and delectable dijon mustard.

Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich on a Plate with Dishes in the Background
Connoisseur Veg

Types of Vegan Tuna Options Available 

There are several vegan tuna options available in the market, each with its unique taste and texture. Some popular choices include chickpea-based, jackfruit-based, and tofu-based varieties. Chickpea-based tuna is made using mashed chickpeas, while jackfruit-based tuna uses shredded jackfruit to mimic the flaky texture of tuna. Tofu-based tuna is made using crumbled tofu seasoned with seaweed flakes for a fishy taste. 

Tips for Adding Flavor and Texture 

While a basic vegan tuna salad is delicious on its own, there are several ways to add more flavor and texture to it. You can experiment with different herbs and spices like dill, parsley, or Old Bay seasoning. Adding chopped nuts, such as walnuts or almonds, can also give the salad a crunchy texture. For a creamier consistency, you can mix in mashed avocado or a dollop of hummus. 

Meal Prep And Storage

Vegan tuna salad is an excellent option for meal prepping as it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days. This makes it a convenient option for busy individuals looking for quick and easy lunches or dinners. To keep the salad fresh, store it in an airtight container and separate the dressing from the salad until ready to eat


Well there you have 9 lip smacking recipes. Tuna Salad life continues in the next blog post Tuna Salad with Green Yogurt. Your Tuna Salad arsenal continues to grow and grow and grow.

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