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Chickpea “Tuna” Melt Sandwich

Chickpea Tuna Melt Sandwich! This vegetarian version of the classic diner sandwich makes a fantastic, protein-filled lunch. Made with mashed chickpeas and topped with gooey cheese, no one will miss the tuna in this clever, satisfying knock-off.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 4 slices Dave's Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains & Seeds
  • 1 {15.5 oz.} can chickpeas rinsed & drained
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt {I used 2%}
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices Roma tomato
  • 2 slices muenster cheese {or your favorite cheese}


  • In a medium bowl, lightly mash the chickpeas. {They should retain a little texture, so try not to mash them too much.}
  • Add the red onion, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder, dill weed and salt to the mashed chickpeas. Stir until fully combined. {If desired, refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors marry. This isn't necessary but I find that the flavors develop more after it sits for while.}
  • When ready to assemble sandwich, set the oven to broil. Toast your bread slices and set them aside.
  • Scoop a good amount of the chickpea mixture onto 2 slices of bread. Top with tomato and a slice of cheese on each piece. Place onto a baking sheet and broil for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the second slice of toasted bread. Serve immediately.