This easy vegan tuna melt is the perfect warm sandwich. will blow your mind! Easy to meal prep and perfect for on the go! Carefully selected ingredients give it a seafood taste while being meatless. Can be Top 8 Allergy Free.
Chop vegetables - onion, celery and capers as directed.
Grind up a small sheet of nori (or omit this step if using nori flakes).
Mash your chickpeas with the back of a fork. This takes between 5-10 minutes to do well.
Chop small the hearts of palm or you can separate using two forks (similar to pulled meat or jackfruit).
Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and stir together really well.
Can use immediately or best to let set in the fridge for at least an hour, and even better if you make this a day or two ahead of time and really let it marinade in all the flavors.
Liberally butter 2 sides of bread.
Place a heaping 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the "tuna" mixture over one piece of bread on the non-buttered side.
Layer with 2 slices of tomatoes and 2 slices of vegan cheese. Sprinkle a tad more old bay on top of cheese.
Place remaining piece of bread on, butter side up.
Option 1: Place in the oven at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Option 2: In a skillet, over medium heat cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and repeat. Option 3: Place in an air fryer at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes Option 4: Don't butter at all. Place bread in toaster and toast, then add the toppings and eat like that
*This recipe is easily Top 8 free. See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation.**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.