Vegan Tuna with Tomato Sauce | Cooking With Jade The Food and Travel Blog by Chef Jade

Vegan Tuna with Tomato Sauce


(Cooking Time: 10 minutes Preparation Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4)

If you still haven’t tried this mouth-watering vegan tuna recipe, you are missing out! This dish is super delicious and has the best texture you can achieve with plant-based foods. It goes well with tomato sauce by adding an extra flavor. This is easy,  so refreshing, and perfect for the summer.

Vegan Tuna


  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 218.5g
  • Fats: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11.2g
  • Protein: 24g


For the vegan tuna:

  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds, soaked in water for 6 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1 crumbled nori sheet (or other seaweed or other salty flavoring)
  • 3 tbsp capers + water from the jar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups of vegetable stock
  • 4 cups of tomato sauce

Serve with:

  • cooked pasta (wholemeal or gluten-free at your choice, eg penne)
  • ¼ cups of rinsed and drained capers
  • 1 tbsp of coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper and sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Vegan Tuna with Tomato Sauce


  • Coarsely chop the onion and mix with the other ingredients until you obtain a texture similar to that of tuna.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the wine and tomato sauce, bring to a boil, lower the heat and add the “tuna” (keep a little for garnish). Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the sauce does not burn.
  • Mix the sauce with the pasta. Serve with a few capers and sprinkle with parsley, pepper and salt. Garnish with a drizzle of oil.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!
Vegan Tuna with Tomato Sauce

If you enjoyed this recipe or have suggestions on how we can improve it, please leave us a comment below. Also, make sure to check out other dishes I’ve created or stories I’ve written about food culture – here.

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