Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fake Tuna Sandwich

Unisex Eyeglass Chain
Since my unisex eyeglass chains do so well I figured I would try this simple black chain in my shop. I love this painted lightweight aluminum chain. It comes in a variety of colors for the ladies. So if the black does well I may try making other colors. This is available in my Etsy shop.

Fake Tuna Sandwich
I'm really excited about this discovery!!!! 

I was intrigued watching an episode of Delicious TV which is a vegetarian cooking show that airs on the Create channel. The cook was making what she called a tunno sandwich (get it, no tuna!). Here is the original recipe.
I modified the recipe a little based on what I had in the house and had to leave the onions out due to my finicky stomach.

Now this may not sound possible, but it comes out tasting like tuna! I haven't eaten tuna since my teens but the first comment out of Jim's mouth when he tried it was that it tasted just like tuna! We both loved it!!! Best part, it doesn't stink like tuna.

It is easy to make by simply combining all the ingredients.
  • 14 ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained, squeezed and put through the food processor so that it is a tuna type texture
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas rinsed and drained then also put through the processor until tuna like
  • 1 stalk of celery finely chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar (I just used plain white)
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons mayonnaise (use vegan for a vegan filling)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Here is what the texture of the artichokes looked like when I made it:
Here is the chickpea texture:
Here are all the ingredients mixed together!
I went lighter on the soy sauce, vinegar and mayo to taste it first since those condiments can be overpowering. It stayed perfect in the fridge for the 4 days it lasted in there!

Next time I'm going to try chopped walnuts in place of the celery. With the exception of celery, all the other ingredients are always staples in the house so this can be whipped up at any time!

This is worth a try if you are looking for a healthier alternative. I know tuna is very healthy but there is always that concern of mercury. This is perfect for a pregnant woman too! 

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week ahead! ~Val


  1. I am totally going to make that sandwich! And I'm going to add walnuts like you mentioned :) My mouth is already watering! I'll also leave the onions out and yes, soy sauce can be quite overpowering, so I'll probably add the light version! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Sunday!

  2. that's pretty neat that it tasted right!

  3. I love the eyeglass chain! Very pretty as always. Fake tuna, I've never heard of anything like it but I like tuna so I think I'll give it a try. I will be nice to make a sandwich without Punkie trying to steal it away from me. As soon as I open a can of tuna, she suddenly appears!

  4. That is awesome,thanks for sharing

  5. Very interesting recipe tuna is not my favorite either :/ greetings Miss Val!

  6. I'd love to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for the recipe. Would love to taste :)

  8. It even looks like tuna :) I love finding new recipes that have ingredients I always have on hand!

  9. That recipe is amazing! I will have to try that!

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  11. Great recipe!!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!:)))

    Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

  12. I like that eyeglass chain ~ simple and functional! The recipe sounds delicious ~ tuna w/o the tuna!

  13. I love your recipes! Gonna give this a try (though we do actually eat a lot of "real" tuna in our house).

  14. I can already tell you that I ma going to love Tunno!! :-)
    It really sounds wonderful, Val and thank you so much for sharing it here.

    I love the simplicity of that eyeglass chain.

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  15. This looks great. I do not eat tuna because of the smell so this would be a great alternative.

  16. Your fake tuna sandwich looks great! I recently attended a baby shower with fake chicken salad too. It was made from chickpeas and was pretty good. Hopefully I'll be able to make the oatmeal patties they had there as well. Really good too!

  17. That's an interesting recipe! I'm keeping it to try! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Fake tuna sandwich?? I have to try this one!!!
    Excellent you have a unisex eyeglass chain ;o)
    Hugs ;o)


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