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Vegan Tuna Melt

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free recipes, vegan recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 223kcal
Author LarishaBernard



  • 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.

Cooking Options

  • 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. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.7mg