Vegetarian Tuna (vegan)

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.

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Ingredients: Soybean protein, hydrolysate, salt, soybean oil, vegetarian seasonings.

Where to buy: I bought mine from The Cruelty Free Shop.

Price: $3.95

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.

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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
Serves 2

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
Lettuce leaves
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.

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