Vegan "Tuna"

 

Makes 2 cups of filling.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c cooked or 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c blanched almonds (easy to do yourself, see instructions below)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kelp powder 
  • 1/2 c minced celery
  • 1/4 red onion, minced 
  • 1/4 plus 1 Tbsp Organic Vegenaise®
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper 
  • If you wish, add: fresh or dried parsley, a bit of dried dill, red pepper flakes 

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse chickpeas and almonds until coarsely chopped (add a drizzle of olive oil or teaspoon of water if needed for processing).
  2. Add lemon juice and kelp powder. Blend until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and add celery, onion, soy mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, herbs. Mix well. Tip: If it's too dry, add more mayo!
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour before serving.

Instructions for Blanched Almonds

  1. Boil water, add raw almonds, cook for 2 minutes, drain, let cool, peel.