Who doesn’t love an old fashioned tuna salad sandwich or wrap? Did you grow up on this classic traditional recipe? 

This tuna salad wrap recipe is 100% vegan and made with healthy whole-food ingredients. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping as a lunch or dinner option.

We are pretty obsessed with this refreshing combo since it has the texture and taste of traditional seafood in our opinion. Our Plant Ahead members who have tried this recipe said they didn’t love tuna or seafood in the past but loved the taste of this vegan tuna salad recipe. 

For our readers who have enjoyed traditional seafood flavours and seasoning, we’ve included ways you can kick up the seafood taste in this recipe to remind you of your favourite traditional seafood recipes. We love recreating classics because we believe you can make pretty much any kind of recipe vegan. 

We’ve created this recipe differently since most vegan tuna salad recipes are made with chickpeas, we’ve presented you a different tasty texture by using white kidney beans! Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy chickpeas and think they are a fantastic option for a seafood recipe but I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and taste the white kidney beans provided in this recipe. 

For this Vegan Tuna Salad Wrap recipe you will need:

  • White Beans
  • Pickles
  • Red Onion
  • Celery
  • Nori Sheets
  • Soy Milk
  • Capers
  • Dried Parsley 
  • Alfalfa Sprouts 
  • Tomato
  • Whole Wheat or Brown Rice Wraps

For this Vegan Tuna Salad Wrap recipe, you can easily make it into a sandwich as well but we love wraps when the weather starts warming up in the Springtime. Enjoy this delicious seafood filling on a bun, wrap, pita, flatbread or use it as a garnish in a hearty salad!

The Recipe: Vegan Tuna Salad Wrap

This tasty vegan tuna salad is the perfect replacement to the traditional classic.
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  • 1 can White Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsps Pickles, diced
  • 2 tbsps Red Onion, chopped
  • ½ stalk Celery, diced -small
  • ½ Nori Sheet, diced
  • 2 tbsps Soy Milk
  • 2 tsps Capers
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • cups Alfalfa Sprouts
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 Whole Wheat or Brown Rice Wrap


  • Rinse and strain your white beans thoroughly. In a large bowl, mash them with a potato masher until you achieve a flaky consistency.
  • Add in your 2 tbsp diced pickle, 2 tbsp chopped red onion, 1/4 stalk ofcelery, 1/2 diced nori sheet, 2 tbsp of soy milk, 2 tsp of capers, 1 tsp of dried parsley, 1 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp of salt. Mix well until you reach adesired consistency.
  • Serve on a tortilla with freshly sliced tomato, alfalfa sprouts and more pickle. If prepping, store the white bean tuna mixture separately from the wrap untilready to eat and assemble.


Gluten-Free -Use a brown rice tortilla, corn taco shell, or serve between gluten-free slices of bread as a sandwich.
In the Fridge -Keep the white bean tuna mix separately from the wraps in the fridge for up to 3- 4 days.
Soy Free -Use oat, unsweetened almond or another alternative instead.

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe Options

If you don’t have a can of white beans in your pantry, try these options for a flaky vegan tuna recipe.

  • Chickpeas
  • Hearts of palm
  • Jackfruit
  • Tempeh
  • Green Lentils
  • Grated Cauliflower


How to Kick Up Seafood Flavors in Vegan Recipes

Dulse – Dulse is dried seaweed that is a dark shade of purple. Dulse is an amazing source of fibre and rich in healthy minerals.  The taste of dulse is salty and has a fishy aroma since it is a part of the sea vegetable family. We love serving dulse on top of salads or in vegetable stir-fries. Dulse will kick your taste buds into gear with just a couple of flakes added to a recipe. 

Kelp – another edible sea vegetable to enjoy in seasoning your vegan seafood recipes! Kelp is brown, crispy and gives a crunch to your dishes. We suggest using kelp flakes as a seasoning topper to a recipe. Kelp would go really well in the vegan tuna salad recipe if you want a stronger fishy taste than the flavour provided by the nori sheet. Take it to the next level by using a kelp sheet as your wrap for this recipe! The big difference between nori and kelp is that kelp is only grown in saltwater and in my opinion, is a bit saltier because of it. 

Horseradish – Vegan shrimp cocktail, anyone? This powerful plant will really boost the flavour to any seafood dish. The taste of horseradish has an intensity to it, you will only need a small portion to get the kickback from this flavour favourite. 

Here is a list of our favourite seafood spices that you can add to your recipes too!

If you don’t have kelp, dulse or horseradish stocked up in your pantry then these go-to spices will do the trick to have your seafood recipes bursting with added flavours.

  • Celery Seeds
  • Dry mustard powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cloves
  • Bay leaves
  • Anise 
  • Garlic Powder

Blend these spices together to make for a delicious combo. 

If you’re looking for more lunch-worthy recipes, check out these Plant You Fan Favourites:

One-Pot Vegan Lentil Chili

Sweet N’ Sour Vegan Meatballs

Healthy Vegan Buffalo Wing Recipe

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