Before going vegan I absolutely loved all kinds of seafood. Fish, scallops, shrimps... you name it. So for me taste wasn't an issue - at least then. Fish was also the last thing I gave up when transitioning to a vegan diet. It was rather ironic considering that we actually have fish at home as pets - regardless of that I still miss some familiar flavours - tuna for example.
I have always loved savoury foods more than sweets. So now when it comes to preparing vegan holiday party dishes, especially snacks, I get to be especially creative.
VEGAN CHICKPEA TUNA
- 1 can of organic chickpeas
- 1 marinated pickle
- small red bell pepper
- 1-2 green onions
- 2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of sweet mustard
- black pepper
- rinse the chickpeas and mash them
- chop the pickles, quarter of bell pepper and green onions very finely
- Add the soy sauce, mustard and black pepper to taste
I guess you could add a little bit of seaweed to make the taste more fishy. Either way it's a perfect replacement to make a vegan tuna sandwich or as little snacks. For Estonia's 100th birthday celebrations I served it on black bread crisps with a drop of vegan mayo. Used a little bit of blue food colour to make it more festive.
Whilst writing the post I got a craving to eat it again on some toast!