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Thursday, October 30, 2008

VeganMoFo Day 30 Mock Tuna Eaten Two Ways

Can you all believe that we only have one more day of MoFo? How quickly this month flew by. Wow I woke up this morning to some clouds and a cool breeze. I was sure today would be a little cooler day and thoughts turned to stew or chili, but as the morning got hotter and hotter that idea flew right out the window. Although it was a warm day bread had to be made. We have been out for a few days and I really hate to spend hard earned money store bought bread. Besides what is costs for a loaf in the store you can make at least 6 or 7 loaves at home.

I was also visiting many blogs and stopped in to Happy Herbivore. Lindsay had her "Mock Tuna Salad" recipe posted with pictures of an amazing sandwich, which I just had to make. Stop by her blog and see her amazing recipes she shares with all of us. She also has her secret stash of recipes that she puts into E-books, which we can all purchase. She is about to release her second E-book on Saturday. Go for it! You won't be disappointed. How about some food porn and my version of her recipe.
Here I used the "Mock Tuna" as a filling for lettuce wraps.
Fantastic! This was one good for me green plates. :o)

This is the delicious "Mock Tuna Salad" on fresh homemade bread. Oh my, I could eat the whole bowl, but I didn't. It is all about control. :o)

Here is my version of her recipe, which is very similar. You can see her recipe here. Now don't laugh, but my version is mostly done by grams. I am trying to track what I eat, so I can find my girly figure, and the program works better with grams.

Mock Tuna Salad

1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (236 grams)

chopped celery, (92 grams)

Sweet pickle relish (33 grams)

1 Tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce

2 Tablespoons of light vegan mayonnaise

finely chopped onion (16 grams)

1/2 teaspoon kelp powder

Mash the chickpeas, I use a potato masher, add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and chill. Eat and enjoy.

Check out the original recipe for normal measurements. Also I forgot the nutritional yeast, why who knows, but I would for sure add it next time. I love the stuff.


Debbie said...

That sounds yummy! I must say, the mock tuna looks real - in a good way!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, time flew by! Now there's only one day of MoFo left.
I like your grams. For me European it's so much easier!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

I love mock tuna! I can't find kelp powder around here, so I use crumbled nori. Yum!

MeloMeals said...

Yum! I love using chickpeas for tuna/chicken type flavors..

What brand of Light Vegan Mayo do you buy or do you make your own?

The Cooking Lady said...

I have this great Tofuna salad. And it is so real tasting that my girlfriend will not eat it. She is an omnivore, but never liked tuna fish. So, to me, that is a compliment if it tastes that real.

Drop by and see if you like the salad I prepare. It does however take a bit more planning. And I am most definitely going to try the canned chickpea recipe for sure!

A.M. said...

I'm with Mihl; for me grams is so much easier. Although I am getting used to cups etc...

Bethany said...

Looks yummy. I know what you mean by being able to eat the whole bowl at once. I made something similar using SusanV's recipe. amazing stuff.