Here comes summer and therefore a smell of seafood and fish on every Maltese corner. But what if you are trying to follow vegan diet? There is a way to do it! Here is a recipe for vegan “tuna” sandwich made of butter beans and a few more ingredients. It will take you 10 minutes tops to make this sandwich, and it is suitable for people with plant-based diet. Very refreshing, on-the-go (or not) and great to eat in this summer heat! When I first tried it I could not believe the authenticity of it. It really does taste like tuna! Let me know if you agree with me on instagram @fit_mysena 🙂
Ingredients for butter bean “tuna”:
1 tin butter beans, drained
4 tbsp vegan mayo*
1 tsp mustard
1/4 small red onion, diced
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
salt and pepper
Rest of ingredients:
4 slices of bread – I used Jasper’s wholemeal toast
lettuce, cucumber, tomato (according to preference)
- It’s so simple: Mash the butter beans with fork, add the rest of the ingredients for butter bean “tuna” into a bowl with mashed beans and mix it altogether.
- Spread half of the mixture on a slice of bread, add some lettuce, your preferred vegetables and cover with another slice of bread.
- You can serve it with some salad or chips. Enjoy!
Nutritional information (1 sandwich out of 2):
1849kJ/442kcal 23g Fat, 50g Carbs, 9.5g Fiber, 13g Protein
*Note: If you don’t have vegan mayo, you can use regular mayo or plain greek yogurt for non-vegan version.