Experience the taste and texture of the sea with this incredible Vegan Tuna Recipe. Made entirely from plant-based ingredients, this vegan tuna alternative is a compassionate and sustainable option for those who follow a plant-based diet or have dietary restrictions. With a combination of ingredients that mimic the flavors and flakiness of traditional tuna, this recipe will have you hooked. Whether you use it in sandwiches, salads, or sushi rolls, this vegan tuna will add a burst of flavor and versatility to your meals.
Vegan Tuna Recipe:
For the vegan tuna:
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons nori flakes or finely chopped nori sheets
- 2 tablespoons dill pickles, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the serving suggestions:
- Sandwich bread or lettuce wraps
- Salad greens and vegetables
- Sushi rice and nori sheets for sushi rolls
- In a large mixing bowl, add the chickpeas and mash them using a fork or a potato masher. Leave some texture by keeping some chickpeas whole.
- Add the celery, red onion, nori flakes, dill pickles, vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the mashed chickpeas. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined and the mixture has a flaky texture.
- Taste the mixture and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. Add more lemon juice, salt, or spices if desired.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate the vegan tuna mixture for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve the vegan tuna on sandwich bread or lettuce wraps for a classic tuna sandwich. Alternatively, use it as a topping for salad greens and vegetables for a refreshing and protein-packed salad. You can also use it as a filling for sushi rolls by combining it with sushi rice and nori sheets.
Calories: Approximately 170 Total Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 340mg Total Carbohydrate: 22g
- Dietary Fiber: 6g
- Sugars: 2g Protein: 7g