Vegan tuna salad is an ideal lunch option; usually between two pieces of bread or on top of a crisp lettuce, traditional tuna goes very well. However, this fish-free recipe has nothing to ask of the real thing, as it gives the same great palatable, mercury-free flavor found in most of our canned tuna supply.
Almonds and sunflower seeds provide an amazing substitute for tuna here, and provide plenty of protein and vitamin E, free of mercury and hormones. You also avoid whimsical looks when you take out your sandwich and the characteristic smell of tuna comes out. This vegan tuna is a delicious option for those who want to avoid meat.
Vegan tuna salad
Yield: about 3 cups
Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup of raw almonds – unroasted.
- 1 cup of raw sunflower seeds – unroasted.
- 1/3 cup of chopped celery.
- 1/3 cup pickled gherkins, chopped
- ¼ cup red onion, chopped.
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- 2 tbsp. pickled pickle juice.
- 1 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise.
- 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
You can serve and present this vegan tuna salad in multiple ways, the options here are very diverse, depending on the time of the meal, and what our diet or food restriction is.
- Your favorite bread, toasted.
- Sliced cucumbers.
- Hemp seeds.
- Avocado slices.
- Tomato slices.
- In a bowl, combine the almonds with the sunflower seeds, then you must cover it with hot soaked water while you continue with the rest of the recipe.
- In another bowl, combine the celery, pickles, red onion, lemon juice, pickle juice, mayonnaise, and mustard. Remember to season them with a little salt and pepper and then reserve them.
- In a food processor or blender, finely grind as much of the almonds and seeds as possible. If they get stuck, you can add a little pickle juice or water and scrape down the sides until you get a nice texture.
- Add this mixture with the remaining ingredients and mix everything well to combine them. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, adding a little more lemon juice or pickle juice if you want more flavor.
- Serve with toasted bread with lettuce, tomato and avocado, and any topping you like, or on a salad, on half an avocado, or with your favorite cookies or crudités for dipping.
This would be all the preparation, and you will already have a very tasty recipe with vegan tuna for your meat-free salads.