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Public Goods Recipe: Vegan ‘Tuna’

If you’ve recently converted to a vegan or plant-based diet, then this recipe is for you.

Growing up I was never subjected to any sort of diet. Nobody in my family had any dietary restrictions. Until recently, we were not aware of all of the environmental consequences that came with what we chose to consume

Once I went off to college in California, I began to learn a lot about the implications of the foods I had grown up eating. This education made me change the way in which I viewed my meals and, in turn, what I chose to purchase at the store.

Since then I have always chosen to eat a more plant-based diet. Initially, I did experience some growing pains, making me miss many of the meals I had grown up eating.

Due to this craving, I sought ways to prepare food that reminded me of my childhood meals but also fit into the way I wanted to eat moving forward. One of the many results that emerged from this culinary exploration was the recipe I am sharing with you all today. It is easy to make with just a few ingredients, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Vegan Tuna Recipe

Serving Size: 4 people

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans and pour them into a medium-sized bowl.

garbanzo beans in a bowl

2. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the garbanzo beans until they begin to resemble a tuna-like texture (it does not need to be mashed super finely).

mashed garbanzo beans in a bowl

3. Add the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic powder to the bowl and mix.

mashed garbanzo beans mixed with mayonnaise, dijon mustard and garlic powder

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

pepper added on top of mashed garbanzo beans

5. Roughly tear or chop the cilantro and add to the bowl.

chopped cilantro on top of garbanzo bean mixture

6. Stir until everything is well combined.

7. Enjoy!

I love making this recipe for lunches during the day. It is easy and quick to prepare, and it tastes delicious! I like to add this mixture on top of a slice of toast and top with sprouts. I have also made sandwiches with it. Add whatever toppings you’d like or eat it as is!

If you decide to try this recipe out, make sure to take some photos and tag Public Goods on social media! We’d love to see what you create at home.

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