Vegan Tuna Salad (Untuna)

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This vegan tuna salad made from jackfruit and chickpeas is not only creamy but also fibrous like the non-vegan version. Eat it as a sandwich in the photos or top up your next salad. With the help of 2 ingredients, the vegan tuna salad gets its sea flavor. vegan | vegetarian | oil-free | milk-free | lactose-free | gluten-free

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Vegan tuna with sea flavor

I have read, fish only taste fishy because they eat the algae, etc. and why not directly use the algae instead of eating the fish. Like in this delicious vegan tuna salad, I use kelp powder and wakame flakes to create this unique flavor. Some people wonder why vegans, or those who choose to eat a plant-based diet, want the taste of fish. Well, many people like it and have not decided against fish, animals because of their taste, but because they love animals or simply for health reasons and yet do not want to miss this comfort of taste. And it’s exactly for these people that I created this vegan tuna salad. Let me know below what your motivations for a plant-based diet are, or why you are more reliant on plant-based products. I am so happy to read from you and you will definitely get an answer.

How is the vegan tuna salad too creamy and fibrous

The chickpeas help to make the vegan salad very creamy. Do you know Hummus and you may love Hummus, then you know that this is creamy too. And there is also some Tahini (sesame) which makes the vegan tuna salad a bit creamier again. To mimic the fibrous structure of the vegan tuna salad, I find the jackfruit just great. I like to use these to prepare vegan goulash or “pulled pork”. Have you ever tried jackfruit? Then you surely know that this fruit is neutral in taste and super-fragrant when cooking or preparing.

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Why you should try this vegan tuna salad: it is

  • delicious
  • simply prepared
  • everything except boring
  • does not let you miss tuna

If you like this vegan tuna salad, check out the following recipes:

How about this delicious tomato goulash with “meatballs”. You like fast food then try this delicious curry.

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Vegan Tuna Sandwich

Vegan Tuna Sandwich
This vegan tuna salad made from jackfruit and chickpeas is not only creamy but also fibrous like the non-vegan version. Eat it as a sandwich in the photos or top up your next salad. With the help of 2 ingredients, the vegan tuna salad gets its sea flavor. vegan | vegetarian | oil-free | milk-free | lactose-free | gluten-free

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas + 3 tbsp aquafaba
  • 1 can jackfruit in brine (not syrup, very important)
  • 3 wakame flakes
  • ½ teaspoon or more kelp powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder and garlic powder
  • possibly season to taste

Instructions

  1. It's best to start the evening before. Rinse the jackfruit and cut off the hard part. So far, I do not know how to use it, but I'm still looking for something.
  2. Now you put these textured parts in enough hot water.
  3. Add the wakame flakes. Wakame is a dried seaweed that gives it its typical fishy taste.
  4. The next day, you can rinse the jackfruit and discard the wakame flakes or use it otherwise.
  5. Rinse the chickpeas. Catch the liquid, you can use them as an egg substitute in various recipes. Just have a look on my page. You need 3 tbsp or more for this tuna salad.
  6. Put the chickpeas with aquafaba and Tahini in a high speed blender and mix vigorously until it is a very creamy consistency. Now you can add the jackfruit and mix once. For this I use the pulse function of my blender.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients and give the whole thing a short pulse again.
  8. Put the Untuna salad in a bowl and taste it again. Add more salt or kelp powder. Just look how it tastes you best. Now it is ready to serve.

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16 comments

  1. Marly

    Love the idea of combining jackfruit with the chickpeas. Sounds like the perfect flavor and texture for vegan tuna salad. Love it!

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Thank you Marly, it is so good.

      Reply

  2. Sharon

    What a genius way to create a veganized tuna salad! So far, I’ve only used jackfruit with BBQ sauce, so I’m excited to try it with other flavourings.

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    1. veeatcookbake

      It is so good. Let me know how you like it 🙂

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  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Loving the combo of the chickpeas AND jackfruit!

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Thank you so much Rebecca

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  4. Cassidy

    Sounds delish! Would love to try it as a tuna and cheese toastie

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Let me know how you like it. Can’t wait hearing from you.

      Reply

  5. Jen

    Oh my gosh this is genius!! I remember the first time I tried kelp powder it freaked me out slightly because it tasted just like seafood! 😛 Great recipe.

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Oh yes is crazy how similar it is. I heard fishes got it just because they eat algae. Why not eating the algaes directly to get the taste.

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  6. Amber

    What a genius idea, I bet the combination of chickpeas and jackfruit creates a great texture.

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    1. veeatcookbake

      It is the perfect texture to imitate it.

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  7. Linda from Veganosity

    I love using jackfruit and chickpeas to make “tuna” salad. Who says being vegan has to be boring? 😉

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Right so true. Anything else as boring.

      Reply

  8. Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    This looks awesome Jasmin! I can’t eat sea veggies but I’m already thinking about a way around that. Even if it doesn’t have a tuna taste I know it will be delicious! Thanks for sharing more of your goodness ♡

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    1. veeatcookbake

      Thank you so much. I think it will taste still delish. Let me know how you like it. 🙂

      Reply

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