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Vegan Tuna Melts

May 17, 2021





Vegan Tuna Melts



  • 4 hearts of palm, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas, canned and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup celery dice (this measurement is adjustable, depending on how much taste and crunch you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak
  • 1 TB mustard
  • 23 TB vegan mayo
  • 1/2 TB seaweed powder
  • dulse flakes, to taste
  • onion salt, to taste
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • vegan cheese shreds
  • toasted sourdough bread 3-4 slices


  1. Process the chickpeas in a food processor. You don’t want to over process and create hummus.  You just want to break it up until it resembles bite sized pieces of “tuna”.
  2. Remove the chickpeas and add to a bowl.
  3. To the same food processor, a in the hearts of palm to food procd.  Process in a food processor by pulsing a few times until the hearts of palm resemble crab meat texture.
  4. Add the processed hearts of palm into the bowl with chickpeas.  Mix together well.
  5. Add in seaweed powder, dulse, onion powder, kala namak (just a little!), vegan mayo, mustard, celery and mix.
  6. Even though I provided measurements, I truly believe that only you know how much you need.  I recommend tasting each individual ingredient on its own.  Let your taste buds guide you.  The seaweed powder and dulse give it the “fish-ey” sea flavor.  The kala namak gives it an eggy flavor (for those of you who like boiled eggs in their tuna).  Trust your hands to add the right amount.
  7. Once done, taste it and adjust flavoring as necessary.
  8. Now at this point you can eat this as is, however we’re making a Tuna melt so grab your favorite bread (for me it’s Sourdough) and then top with sprouts, tomato, “tuna” fish, red onions and your favorite plant-based cheese (or not).
  9. Place under a broiler for a few minutes (1-2) and enjoy!

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