Recipe: Mock ‘Tuna’ Salad
In Recipes on May 19, 2010 at 11:00 am
Fish was the one thing that delayed my conversion into full vegetarianism. It meant that I would have to stop having my favourite fish sandwiches in my lunch for work or at home with a side of hot tomato soup. It made me a little sad inside, but in the end I decided that it was a small price to pay to be healthy.
After going through a vegetarian cookbook my vegan friend and her husband put together, I was amazed to find a fake tuna salad sandwich recipe as a substitute to the real thing. Of course, I had to try it out, and the results: fantastic! I could finally have something that looks similar to the real thing, similar texture but has it’s own unique flavour. The point is; I could live with it.
I found it humorous that after the first time I made it, my dad thought it was the real tuna salad sitting in the fridge. So it even fooled a meat-eater!
The following recipe is similar to the one my friend made, but I modified it to how I usually made my tuna salad sandwiches, which is with relish. You could also put in chopped celery and minced onion if you so wish. Also the recipe is extremely easy to do. I couldn’t have been more happy with the results. Enjoy!
- 1 block firm tofu
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon sweet green relish
- Remove excess moisture from tofu by placing it in between paper towels and squeezing gently.
- Crumble tofu into small pieces.
- In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients together then add the tofu and relish. Mix thoroughly.
- Serve in between slices of toast as a sandwich.
Makes 4-6 servings.
(You can add cheese or other condiments or prepare it any other way
you usually have your tuna salad sandwich)
When I made it, I halved the recipe because it was just me eating it. Even a half a block of tofu makes a LOT, so if you’re just eating it by yourself, I suggest halving the recipe.