Friday, 27 June 2014

Vegan "Tuna" Salad

This salad is the best thing I've eaten on bread since vegan scrambled eggs

There are loads of mock tuna salad recipes on the internet. I've made one with chickpeas, which is delicious, but then I came across this version made with soaked almonds and sunflower seeds. I adapted it to suit my supplies and time constraints and loved the texture and taste of this one!

Of course, it's not in the least bit fishy (I guess it would be if you added kelp) but the combination of mayonnaise, celery and red onion does remind me a bit of the tuna salad I ate before I was vegan. 

The mayonnaise I used in this salad is this one from Vegan Dad. It's so easy to make - I never buy mayonnaise any more!

Vegan "Tuna" Salad (makes 2 large servings) (inspired by Save the Tuna Salad by Kris Carr)

2/3 cup almonds, soaked overnight or for a few hours
2/3 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight or for a few hours
2 celery ribs, chopped 
A quarter of a red onion, chopped 
2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise 
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
pepper to taste

Process all ingredients in a food processor until desired consistency is reached.

I had mine on toast with avocado, extra mustard and pepper - yum!


  1. It's funny, I never ever liked tuna-anything before I was vegan. Or gravy of any kind but now love the vegan versions!

    1. I'm the same. I always expected to find a bone or scales in tuna- yuck! If you're interested in trying this, note that I just added the celery and onion to the recipe- forgot it before!

  2. I was never into tuna salads or dishes before I went vegetarian but nuts and seeds always sound good to me - interested to look at the vegan mayonnaise recipe - I think I need to give it a go as never quite sure what mayo to buy and haven't been so happy with my last few purchases

    1. It's really worth giving the mayo a try! Much nicer and cheaper that bought ones :)

  3. I have never liked mayonnaise-y salads but if I took that out, I love the sound of this ingredient mix. I imagine it would be a different kind of product, but still good :)

    1. You could use some kind of cashew based cream in the salad instead? :)