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Elizabeth Varga shares a 5-minute vegan alternative to the grab-and-go favorite tuna salad sandwich. Download our printable recipe card!

Make a delicious plant-based version of tuna salad using jackfruit! This Jackfruit Tuna Salad is a vegan alternative to the classic recipe. Ready in 5 minutes!

I have to be honest: even before going vegan, I was never really a fan of tuna. Personally, I was more of a chicken salad kind of girl (and have since become a chickpea salad kind of girl!)

But I don't think I ever tried a proper tuna salad. Ya know? One that has lots of fresh veggies and bright flavors.

Tuna salad may be a grab-and-go type of food, but it can still be fresh and bright and delicious!

And that's what this vegan version of tuna salad is!

It's made from whole, plant foods. And with the incredible power of plants, this salad has a shockingly fishy taste and texture (without being too overwhelming.)

And it's got a tuna salad skeptic like me going back for seconds. Win!




Jackfruit Tuna Salad

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 20-ounce can Young Green Jackfruit in brine, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Red Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Dill Pickles (or no-sugar relish)
  • 1/2 Cup WFPB Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon White Miso
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Grain Mustard (or Dijon)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Nori Strip, crumbled

To serve

  • Sandwich Bread
  • Lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Microgreen Sprouts
  1. Add the jackfruit to a food processor. Pulse several times to break down.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse again.
  3. Serve sandwich style with your favorite toppings like lettuce, pickles, and microgreen sprouts.


For step-by-step photos, tips, and ingredient substitutions, visit AtElizabethsTable.com.

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