Mock Tuna Mix

I’ve avoided trying this so far as I didnt really like the sound of it! Anything mock sounds artificial, but I looked at the ingredients for lots of different versions and decided to give it a try. 

It’s surprisingly nice and I actually think I would happily make it again. 

Being dairy free and vegan I had to make my own veganaisse. What put me off was the amount of oil in the recipes I found, so I reduced that and tweaked the ingredients to get a really basic recipe, one that most people would have the ingredients for. It’s not as emulsified as I’d like it to be. That’s because I used half the amount ofoil required in the recipes I found, but it tastes really good, almost like regular mayonnaise.

Recipe for veganaisse:

  • 118g regular tofu (not silken)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil or canola
  • Salt to taste

Blend the tofu, lemon juice and Dijon with a stick blender and add in the oil slowly once the ingredients are well blended, still mixing as you go. 

Store in a pre-sterilised jar in the fridge.

Mock Tuna Recipe 

Serves 3-4

  • 185g cooked chick peas
  • 1/4 tsp nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp kelp salt depending on taste
  • 1 spring onion chopped finely

Just mash the peas, add the yeast, tamari and salt and mix well. You may have to add 1/2 tsp of water or a little more. I left mine with a little texture. 

Sprinkle in spring onion and mix well. 

Now you can add as much of your veganaisse to the mix as you like. 

Spread on crusty or toasted gf bread for a great healthy lunch. 

I added chilli flakes to mine. 

I love chick peas as they are high in iron, (34% per 100g). They also contain 68% dietary fibre per 100g. Another vitamin they contain is B6, a good vitamin for adrenal function, and the minerals magnesium and calcium. 

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