But now, for many reasons, that doesn't sound very appetizing anymore... and this is not unfortunate.
By searching online, I was able to find a simple "tuna" sandwich recipe that could easily be veganized. So what replaces the tuna?
As a tip, make sure you use either umeboshi vinegar or crumpled nori (seaweed) sheets to reach that fishy flavor or else it may end up tasting more like an egg salad sandwich. But then again, either flavors are win-win!
Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Sandwich
1.5 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15-oz) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard (I used plain yellow mustard)
1 1/2 tablespoons umebochi vinegar (I subbed half a crumpled nori sheet)
2 teaspoons celery seeds (did not use this)
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons sliced scallions
ground pepper, to taste
a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
four slices whole grain bread
a couple of tomato slices
a few lettuce leaves, washed and dried well
1. Place chickpeas in the bowl of a food processor and pulse two or three times to roughly chop. Add remaining ingredients and pulse two or three times more to incorporate.
2. Lay out the bread and place the lettuce leaves on two slices. Spoon on the "tuna" salad and top with the other slice of bread. Cut in half and enjoy!
|No tuna fish were hurt in the making of this sandwich.|
Nutrition Facts per Serving
These calculations do not take into account the kind of bread used, tomatoes, or lettuce, but it does assume you used regular vegan mayonnaise (not fat-free).
Chickpeas are a great source of fiber, protein, B vitamins (especially folate), vitamin K, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc.
Anyway, this sandwich was great and I predict Rick would refuse to touch it, as he always hated tuna... and mayonnaise. Oh, well. More for me! Next time I'll add sliced tomatoes and spinach.
Oh, one last thing; when Rick and I were up in San Jose, we went to the Westfield Oak Ridge Mall to eat at Loving Hut. We ordered...
|vegan pho soup for him...|
|...and a tuno melt for me!|
Have a great one, everybody.