Vegan tuna sandwich

Vegan tuna can be used in a wide variety of dishes. The fish substitute is particularly suitable for pizza, pasta, and in this case, a delicious sandwich. This recipe from Patrick Bolk shows how easy it is to prepare this plant-based fish alternative!

This vegan recipe provided courtesy of Patrick Bolk's German-published cookbook So geht vegan!


Servings: 4 sandwiches
  • 1 sheet
  • ¼ cup
    extra firm tofu
  • 2-3
    pickled gherkins
  • ¼ bunch
  • 3 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground white pepper
  • ½ tsp
    ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp
    ground fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp
  • 8 slices
    whole grain toast
  • margarine
  • 4 large leaves
  • 1–2
    tomatoes cut into thick slices


  1. Tear the nori leaf into small pieces and place them in a bowl. Crumble the tofu, add it to the bowl and pour boiling water over it, and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Then, put everything in a sieve and lightly press on the mince to drain the water.

  2. Chop the gherkins and parsley.

  3. Using a food processor or blender, briefly mix or blend the tofu and nori leaves with mayonnaise, gherkins, parsley, lemon juice, and mustard, along with all the dry spices. Place in a bowl, briefly stir, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  4. Spread a generous helping of margarine on one side of the toast slices. Put a large pan on medium heat and fry the slices until they are golden brown.

  5. Divide the vegan tuna mixture between the 4 slices, add lettuce leaves and tomato slices, and cut diagonally before serving.


If you want the vegan tuna mixture to be warm, you can heat the finished but uncut sandwiches in the pan.

Courses: snacks
Difficulty: level 2 (average)
Cooking time: > 1 hour
Number ingredients: 15-20 ingredients
Taste: savory
Preparation method: food processor, frying
Type of dish: Fish substitute, sandwich
Special diets: Nut-free

Patrick Bolk

So geht vegan!

Der einfache Einstieg in ein veganes Leben
südwest 2014, 208 pages, €16.99
ISBN 978-3-517-09278-2

German only

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