Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Kind Diet’s Tuna Salad (kind-of)

My Verdict: Yummy!!

I’ve never had a sandwich like this! It was amazing. It didn’t taste like tuna at all, but i honestly like this better! It was so hearty and filled with good-for-you veggies. I absolutely LOVE capers and pickles so that was a plus. And best of all, its macrobiotic! Woo woo. I tried it as a wrap and as a sandwich and i like both.

Seriously, you’ve got to make this.

From The Kind Diet Book:

1 8-ounce package of tempeh
1 red onion, minced
1/4 cup umeboshi vinegar
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/2 carrot, chopped
1/2 cup fresh or frozen and thawed corn kernels
1/3 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas
1/2 small cucumber, chopped (peel only if the cucumber is not organic)
1/4 cup chopped kosher dill pickles
1 tablespoon Veganaise
1/2 tablespoon Dijon or stone-ground mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon drained capers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Bring water to a boil in a pot fitted with a steamer basket.
Cut the tempeh in half, and place in the steamer basket.
Steam for 20 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil.
Add the onion, and boil for 10 to 15 seconds (if you dig raw onion, you can skip this step)
Use a strainer or slotted spoon to transfer the onion to a mixing bowl.
Keep the water boiling in the pot on the stove.
Add the vinegar to the onions, stir well, and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
While the onion marinates, blanch the celery, carrots, corn, and peas in the reserved boiling water for 10 seconds each, scooping them into a mixing bowl as each vegetable is done.
Set aside to cool.
Drain the marinate onions through a sieve, and rinse quickly under running water.
Squeeze the excess liquid from the onions, and add to the bowl with the vegetables.
Cut the cooled tempeh into small cubes, and add to the bowl along with the cucumber, pickles, Veganaise, mustard, lemon juice, and dill.
Stir well to combine.
Serve topped with capers and parsley.

You can find the recipe at Alicia’s book: The Kind Diet

Have you tried this recipe? What's YOUR verdict? Choose your reaction below...


  1. The Kind Diet is on my wish list, maybe I will get it this year.


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