My recent discovery: vegetarian tuna –actually it is vegan. It comes in a 200 gram, vacuum-sealed packs with some oil in it to keep it moist.
Ingredients: Soybean protein, hydrolysate, salt, soybean oil, vegetarian seasonings.
Where to buy: I bought mine from The Cruelty Free Shop.
Storage: Pantry item; it doesn’t need to be refrigerated unless you open it.
Where to use: Vegetarian tuna can be used in sandwiches as a tuna replacement (as below), melts, salads and bakes.
I used a smaller amount of vegetarian tuna in a salad when I first opened the pack. Rest was used in a sandwich situation below.
My Faux-Tuna and Mayonnaise Sandwich
2/3 pack of vegetarian tuna, mashed with a fork
1 tsp rice seasoning with seaweed
4 slices bread
4 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
1 spring onion (shallot), chopped
Salt and pepper
• In a bowl, mix together the mashed vegetarian tuna, spring onion (shallot), rice seasoning, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
• Spread the faux-tuna mix on bread and top with lettuce leaves. Cut each sandwich in half and serve.