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Vegan Tuna Melt Recipe

Tuna Melt Vegan SandwichI’m going to show you how to make my easy vegan tuna melt recipe! This classic sandwich takes under 10 mins to make vegan using jackfruit, celery, onions, vegan mayo and few simple vegan ingredients that give it that authentic tuna melt taste (which non-vegans won’t even know the difference!)

All you have to do is make my jackfruit “tuna” salad, layer it on your toast, top with cheese and melt in the oven or toaster oven.

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Vegan Tuna Melt RecipeVegan Tuna Melt


Most vegan tuna melt recipes use chickpea tuna, but I discovered that jackfruit is one of the best substitutes to get a vegan tuna lookalike! Plus I always have canned jackfruit in my pantry.

Like most “tuna” salads, the flavour is best when it sits in the fridge for a few hours for flavours to absorb, but it is also delicious when enjoyed right away. Jackfruit gives this the best tuna salad texture and appearance and the chosen seasonings make it taste so much like the real thing!

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Vegan Tuna Melt
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I'm going to show you how to make my easy vegan tuna melt recipe! This classic sandwich takes under 10 mins to make an authentic vegan tuna melt.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2 sandwiches
Tuna Salad:
  1. In a small mixing bowl break up the jackfruit with a fork. Toss in minced celery, onion, and parsley. Add the vegan mayonnaise, dijon mustard, nori or kelp, and season with pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Add lemon juice, if you want.
Tuna Melt:
  1. Preheat the broiler and set the rack about 4 to 5 inches from the heat source.
  2. Toast your bagel, english muffins or slices of bread.
  3. Optionally, spread the toasted bagel, english muffin or bread with mayonnaise or vegan butter,.
  4. Next, top with the vegan tuna salad and then vegan cheese. Place on baking sheet and put under the broiler heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
This recipe keeps for 3-5 day and tastes even better the longer you have it in the fridge as it absorbs more and more of the flavour over time.
Intead of bread, you can also top this vegan tuna salad on top of a fresh garden salad!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 490 Fat: 29g Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 3.5g Fiber: 10g Protein: 7g

Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg – I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or their by-products. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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