Think Outside the Can: Vegan Twist on the Classic Tuna Fish Sandwich

by Guest Blogger

April 11, 2012

By Jerry James Stone (@jerryjamesstone), Cross-posted from Treehugger

I made this recipe exclusively forGreenpeace’s Think Outside the Can campaign. I am not a huge fan of fake meats so I used garbanzo beans to replicate the tuna-y texture. It worked out quite well. Enjoy!


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  • 1 8 oz can of garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoonsAnne’s brussel relish
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard seed
  • 1 cup cashew cream

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1. Drain and wash garbanzo beans and let them dry.

2. Mash the beans with a fork.

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3. Chop the celery stalks.

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4. Mix in cashew cream (see recipe below for cream), mustard, celery, onion and relish.

Garnish with lettuce, sprouts, tomatoes and radishes! Enjoy.

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About Anne’s relish:

Anns Raspberry Farm specializes in berries and Brussels sprouts, a venture which began as a way to satisfy Ohio native Ann Trudels need for raspberry jam and her French-Canadian husband Daniels need to have steak with Brussels sprouts. Now, they are known as Brussels sprouts people. The farm is certified naturally grown, and although they are not certified organic, the Trudels use organic measures to cultivate and harvest all of their crops. It is important for Ann and Daniel to support their surrounding community and farmers through educating the public about their farming practices and collaborating with local farmers. Satisfying demand has proven to be a challenge as the farm gains local and national recognition. All of their products are made one batch at a time, a procedure which requires a lot of berries and a lot of time to preserve the quality of the final product. Ann and Daniel hope to double the amount of growing for next year.

Recipe for Cashew Cream

  • 8 ounces of raw unsalted cashews
  • 3 cups of water

1. Soak them overnight in 3 cups of water.

2. Drain the water, reserving it.

3. Puree the cashews adding about 1/4 cup of reserved water to create desired consistency.

By Jerry James Stone (@jerryjamesstone), Cross-posted fromTreehugger

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