I don’t like sandwiches. I never have and I probably never will. I still have nightmares of the sandwiches my mum would pack in my lunch as a child and how I would “accidentally” drop them into the trash during lunch program at school. I’ve never been a fan of deli meat and processed cheese isn’t my thing. It’s for that very reason that lunch has always been a struggle for me. I’m way too picky for my own good.
In my recent quest to investigate a more vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, I’ve been hard at work looking for ways to replace the animal foods I love the most but don’t want to eat anymore. One of them is tuna. I know, the girl that won’t eat deli meat loves stinky fish. It’s true.
My first venture was to scour the internet and look for recipes. I found tons! And lots of interesting names for them (Funa, Tu-No, Tofuna for example). Then I looked through the ingredient lists and prep to try and find something that would work for me. Namely, have flavour, decent texture and minimal ingredients to make prep as quick as possible. I didn’t find one single recipe that I liked but after about looking at about a dozen or so I got the general idea of what I wanted and what seemed to work. I didn’t want to recreate the texture of tuna (or the smell), I just wanted something that would remind me of it and be tasty.
Here’s my take: (un)creatively called: Chickpea “Tuna”
Scoop and enjoy! I know I did!