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slice of chickpea tuna melt served with a slice of avocado

Best Chickpea Tuna Melt

Make the best chickpea tuna melts for a healthy vegan meal prep with capers, mustard, red onion, dairy-free cheese and mayonnaise.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea salad, chickpea tuna melt, smashed chickpea, vegan tuna melt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307kcal


  • 1 can chickpeas , drained + rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons mayo (vegan if wanting to make this 100% vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce of choice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons dusle flakes (optional for a seafood flavor)
  • Generous pinch of salt + pepper
  • 4 slices dairy-free cheese
  • 4 slices whole grain bread


  • Mash the chickpeas in a large bowl. Add the mayo, mustard, hot sauce, capers, onions, dulse (if using), salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Divide the chickpea salad evenly across all four slices of bread. Top each slice of bread with a piece of cheese.
  • Place on a baking sheet, into the toaster oven and cook for 5 - 6 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Cut in half and enjoy!



Serving: 1piece of bread | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg