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Offline AmandaL

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Vegetarian Tuna?
« on: September 22, 2008, 06:12:16 PM »
I have a client that would like a recipe for a tuna sandwich minus the tuna.  She was thinking of a chickpea base.  Any recipes? 
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Offline Alabama

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Re: Vegetarian Tuna?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 08:05:43 PM »
oh yeah, i did that once and it was amazing how similar it tasted to tuna!  I don't have a recipe off hand but just sub some fork-mashed drained chickpeas for the tuna and sprinkle in a little dulse... good luck!
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Offline LisaL

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Re: Vegetarian Tuna?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 12:01:57 PM »
Hi, Amanda - this is a great recipe if your client has a juicer - if not, I would substitute garbanzo beans (like you suggested) for the carrots and skip most of the mayo:

Vegan Tuna Salad RecipeIngredients:
5 pounds carrots, peeled
2 stalks celery
1 bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1/2 - 1 small red onion, diced or minced
1 large tomato
1/2 cup Eggless Mayo (Nayonnaise)
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon sea salt or other salt substitute
2 teaspoons kelp seasoning or kelp powder

Juice the carrots in an electric juicer. Save the pulp to make this dish and enjoy the juice as a refreshing beverage while you prepare this. Finely chop the celery, bell pepper, onion, and tomato. Add the pulp of the carrots to the chopped vegetables. Knead the eggless mayonnaise into the carrot pulp mixture. Next knead in the tamari. Finally, knead in the sea salt and kelp seasoning.

Recipe makes four servings, or 3 to 4 cups salad.

Offline BrookeK

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Re: Vegetarian Tuna?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 09:27:03 AM »
I have tried this before, and thought it was very yummy. This is my improvisational recipe:

(add all ingredients to taste)
1 can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
some chopped celery
some finely chopped onion
dairy-free mayo (to moisten)
sweet relish (optional)

spread liberally on toasted bread, add some lettuce, and enjoy!