Faux Tuna

January 5, 2008 at 11:47 pm 3 comments

My favorite new sandwich is Faux Tuna Salad…or as some have called it, “Tofuna”. It’s delicious and it keeps for several days…tasting better as all the spices soak in. Just be sure to add a little extra mayo to moisten it up each day. I like to top mine with sprouts, tomato, cucumbers, or lettuce. Or all of those. I love BIG sandwiches. This is so easy and so yummy. Even my meat loving sister liked it.

1 lb. firm tofu. frozen and then thawed (the water packed kind in the cooler)
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 medium carrot, finely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup soy mayo (I loooove Veganaise)
2 T soy sauce or tamari
1/2 T lemon juice or vinegar
1/2- 3/4 t kelp powder (can be found at health food stores…don’t omit this ingredient!)

Freezing tofu will give it a chewy texture. Once thawed, squeeze the excess moisture out and crumble it into small pieces. In a medium bowl, combine the tofu, celery, onion, and carrot. Stir in the mayo, soy, lemon juice, kelp and mix well. Makes 2-4 servings.

Cookbook: How it All Vegan by Sarah Kramer


Entry filed under: Entree, Sandwich.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica of SillyGoose7  |  January 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Sara,
    This sounds really good. I have a question for you–are you at all concerned with the estrogen in soy. We used to eat a lot, but I’ve read some things that have made me a bit apprehensive. Have you done and reading on this?
    I’m SOOO glad you’ve restarted Happy Foody, it is very inspiring!
    Best wishes,
    Silly Goose Farm

  • 2. livelightly  |  January 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Jessica…
    Yes, I’ve done extensive research on it and have come to the conclusion that no one agrees on it 🙂 It’s definitely a hot topic. We eat soy VERY moderately…maybe once a week. We sometimes get into tofu phases, but then go months without. We do eat edamames and tempeh…but in these forms there is much less risk. The highly processed soy is much worse for your body (i.e. fake veggie burgers, soy nuggets, etc).

    So, for us, I don’t worry about it. There are so many worse things to worry about in our food than soy…so I try to focus on those. Thanks for the question!

  • 3. Zoe Judith  |  October 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    How much onion do you use in this recipe?


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