Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna…OMG! 

Raise your hand if you grew up eating tuna sandwiches! I loved tuna growing up but when I went vegan I obviously had to stop eating it. This vegan chickpea cranberry tuna is going to be your new favorite meal. I know there are a lot of vegan tuna recipes out there but I promise you this one is seriously the best – the cranberries really add a nice touch. 

I like to meal prep this tuna and keep a big container in the fridge for the week. My boyfriend LOVES it and we both like to add it to our lunches or eat it with crackers or veggies for a snack. 

This recipe is: 





✔️100% yummy 

The Goods

This vegan chickpea cranberry tuna isn’t made with any crazy ingredients – don’t worry! A healthy vegan diet is made up of whole heart healthy, unprocessed food like the ingredients here! 

This recipe is literally SO easy. You add all of the ingredients into a food processor…pulse a few times…and that’s it! The easiest 5 minute lunch ever. Toast a slice of bread, add this to a salad or even munch on it with some crackers. 

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

I used some of the tuna to make into a sandwich for my boyfriend – HE GOBBLED IT UP! To the sandwich I also added onions and lettuce and used 100% whole wheat tuscan bread but you can use whatever bread you like. Ezekiel bread would work great to for this.

I lightly toasted the bread and make this sandwich in under 5 minutes. Simple yet so yummY!

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

You can also choose to eat this open faced with a little extra dill and lightly toasted bread….yes please! I’d like to also note that this meal is amazing for keeping you full – the plant-protein from the chickpeas will keep you satisfied for hours! 

Are you hungry yet? 

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

In addition, I personally like to add the tuna to a spinach salad with a little balsamic vinaigrette..sooo good!!

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna


Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

Vegan Chickpea Cranberry Tuna

This vegan chickpea cranberry tuna takes 5-minutes to make and is also gluten-free, oil-free, WFPB and is made all in the food processor. 
Course Lunch, Tuna
Keyword Chickpea Cranberry Tuna, Chickpea Tuna, easy vegan tuna, plant-based tuna, vegan lunch idea, Vegan Tuna, wfpb lunch ideas, Wfpb Tuna
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp tahini can sub vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp dijon
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • salt + pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients except cranberries to food processor and pulse until combined scraping down the sides as necessary. (You don't want it to be completely smooth so make sure you are just pulsing).
  • Stir in cranberries.
  • Enjoy! 


Store in fridge for up to 4-5 days. 

I hope you like this as much as I do! 

In good health,



2 replies
  1. Mominstl says:

    This was really quite good. I didn’t have cranberries so I used a few dried cherries and raisins that I had on hand, as well as a little dried dill instead of the fresh. I wanted mine pretty smooth so I blended it quite a bit. Although my sunflower seeds never really blended. They added just a little crunch which was good. We put it on bread with lettuce and pickles. We will definitely make this again. I think the base recipe is versatile enough that you could mix it up and flavor it any way that sounds good to you.5 stars


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