One category that has been seriously lacking from the world of faux meat products is anything replacing fish. Chicken, turkey, and beef are now so life-like it can be scary, but for those of you who miss the tuna sandwiches of your youth, this is a super simple recipe to try.
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 sheet of dried seaweed
1 scoop Vegenaise, to taste
Salt and pepper to taste.
You can either use a food processor, or do this by hand. Start by pulverizing the seaweed as close to powder as you can get it. I have never read about this product being used in 'tuno', but I think it adds that hint of ocean flavor lacking in other recipes.
Next you mash up the garbanzo beans. If you have a lot of time, you could use dried beans, but keep in mind they need to soak/cook for many hours. The idea while mashing them is to keep some of the chunky texture in tact. Blended garbanzo beans = hummus. So use the pulse function on the food processor, or mash them by hand in a bowl. Last just mix in the crushed seaweed, scoop of Vegenaise (as much as you like), and salt + pepper. That's it!
This is good on sandwiches, crackers, casseroles, or tuna-salad. If it's been a long time since you've had tuna you will be surprised at what a great match this is. Also - super healthy, low fat, and high in protein!