Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Creamy Almond Mock Tuna Salad

gluten free
wheat free
quick meals, fast feeds
1 spoon difficulty rating

10 minutes

Plus 4-8 hours soaking time. Quantities can be halved or multiplied easily, according to need.

Serves: 2-4

Creamy Almond Mock Tuna Salad

If you're looking for a nice alternative to tuna salad, this might do the trick - think of it as an oceanic alternative rather than something trying to replace fish! After all, human beings in coastal areas have been eating sea vegetables for most of their existence.

 

More to the point, it's fresh, healthy, tasty and quick to make - soak the almonds the night before and the rest of the recipe can be assembled quickly the following day. 

 

  • Vegan mayo? There are plenty of brands around - we've shown some of them below. It's also very very quick, simple and cheap to make your own. Here's our favourite recipe    
  • Nori sprinkles (or whole sheets of nori) are also pretty widely available in larger supermarkets although you might need to find a good health food shop or online store for the sprinkles or kelp powder. Give a sheet a quick whizz in the food processor or blender to create your own sprinkles. 

 

  

Ingredients: 

  • 150g/generous 5oz raw almonds, soaked (with or without skins)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 to 4 tbsp vegan mayo to taste (see above for brands or a great recipe) mixed with a splash or two of unsweetened plant milk, eg rice, almond, soya
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard (or 1 tsp English)
  • 2-3 tsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt - add more at end if necessary
  • Black pepper, to taste 
  • Pinch of kelp granules OR 1 tbsp nori sprinkles (these add an oceanic flavour and are full of nutrients too)

ALL KITTED OUT
Container and lid to soak the almonds; chopping board and knife; garlic crusher or just use a knife; measuring spoons; lemon squeezer; food processor or similar to blend soaked almonds; big spoon to mix it all together; serving bowl OR storage container to keep it in the fridge

Method: 

  1. Soak almonds in a bowl of water for 4-8 hours (overnight is best), until they are plump. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Add the drained almonds into a food processor or similar. There is no need to remove the almond skins unless you really want to.
  3. Pulse the almonds until finely chopped. Do this in short bursts - you want to avoid a paste, so don't over-process. It should look a little like flaked tuna.
  4. Place into a medium mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, giving a few good stirs to combine. Taste and add more seasoning or other flavours if you wish - remember that it will marinate and soak up the flavours if left for a few hours or so.
  5. Serve as part of a salad or in a sandwich or wrap or in a lettuce wrap. It will keep in a covered container in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 28 of 28
Tomato, White Bean & 'Feta' Salad
A nice filling twist on this classic Greek salad. Very quick, easy and perfect for sunny days, picnics and barbecues.See recipe »
Tortilla De Patatas
This is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. Bars and cafes serve it as a starter or...See recipe »
Vegan Scones with Jam & Cream
Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? These scones are very quick, easy and delicious!See recipe »
Mexican Jackfruit Flatbread Pizza
If you are looking for a pizza that is big on flavour without the hassle of proving dough then this...See recipe »
Aubergine & Green Lentil Koftas
These Lentil Koftes are a fantastic way to enjoy the flavours of the middle east from your own home. The...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tofu Katsu Curry
This is an amazingly quick way of making a katsu curry! You can also use the panko covered tofu in...See recipe »
Quick Quinoa Salad
This can be made really quickly if you use pre-cooked quinoa (eg Merchant Gourmet) and makes for a very healthy,...See recipe »
Loaded Nachos (supermarket style)
These nachos are great to share with friends or for when you fancy a bit of no hassle indulgence! There...See recipe »
Instant Gnocchi (supermarket style)
This is such a quick recipe (5-10 minutes) and can be easily adapted depending on what veg you fancy. Grab...See recipe »
Cheatin' Chana Masala
This is a very simple chana masala recipe using a masala paste for when you're short of time! Easy but...See recipe »
Vegan Cheese Ploughman's Sandwich
A ploughman's sandwich and deliciously vegan. If you're feeling lazy, Waitrose and Sainsbury's offer a tasty one in their sandwich...See recipe »
Easy Protein Wrap
These wraps are full of protein and perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, festivals, camping and pre or post workout.See recipe »
Butternut Squash & Lentil Warm Salad (supermarket style)
This is a delicious and hearty salad which can be served as a side or as a main. It's very...See recipe »
Toast with all the Good Stuff
This is such a simple recipe and perfect for when you're short of time, want something healthy and would like...See recipe »
Vegan Cheeseburger (supermarket style)
There are so many shop-bought vegan burgers out there now, you're spoiled for choice! If you're looking for the 'meaty'...See recipe »
Vegan BLT Sandwich
A deliciously vegan version of this classic sandwich... very tasty and super easy!See recipe »
Raw Cheesecake
At Stem + Glory our raw desserts are an absolute winner, and one of our best sellers. Cashew nuts are...See recipe »
Nori Rolls
Stem + Glory founder Louise has been experimenting with plant-based foods for more than 30 years and loves clean and...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tagine
We can't quite believe how delicious this tagine is and yet it's so easy! Definitely one for the weekly staples.....See recipe »
Simple Roast Tomato Soup
Fresh, zingy and everything we love about summer! This is such a tasty and healthy soup with the added bonus...See recipe »
Portable Blueberry Cheesecakes (no-bake)
These cheesecakes are super easy and so handy for taking on picnics or to a barbecue. The recipe will make...See recipe »
Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding
One of the nation's favourite desserts but vegan of course (and you'd never tell the difference)! Enjoy the deliciousness! This...See recipe »
Vegan Loaded Nachos
These loaded nachos are a real crowd pleaser and perfect to share for an evening with friends! The homemade version...See recipe »
Guacamole
So easy, so zingy, so rewarding!! If you don't want to make your own, there are a few vegan guacs...See recipe »
Salsa
Fresh, zingy and absolutely delicious... worth a bit of chopping as the homemade stuff is the best!See recipe »
Traditional Lasagne
Make lasagne the Italian way (but vegan of course!)... a classic for all the family to enjoy! Lovely deep rich...See recipe »
Puttanesca Aubergine Parmigiana
This pepped-up parmigiana is an approximation of another Italian classic, puttanesca. Mind you don’t over-season the sauce – the capers...See recipe »
Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
You might find the first few wraps a bit of a fiddle, as the rice paper is delicate. Be brave...See recipe »