Delicious Eats

15 Minute Tempeh Tuna

A Note from recipe contributor KD Traegner at Your Daily Vegan:

“Among a host of other things, tempeh can be used to make an excellent mock tuna salad in about fifteen minutes. Which is perfect for days when you don’t feel like cooking, need a quick and filling sandwich, or just miss the taste of tuna. Here is a simple recipe for mock tuna to get you started. Feel free to add other spices at your discretion- minced garlic, fresh oregano, and/or hot sauce make great additions, for example.”



One 8 ounce package of tempeh

1 small red or white onion, diced small

1-2 celery stalks, diced small

1/2 cup relish, juice drained

1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (such as Vegenaise)

2 tbsp horseradish

2 tbsp dulse flakes (like these)

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil tempeh (whole cake) for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine: vegan mayonnaise, horseradish, dulse flakes, salt, and pepper together and mix well.
  3. Add: relish, onion, and celery. Mix well.
  4. Using hands: crumble tempeh into small pieces.
  5. Add tempeh to dressing and combine well.
  6. Slap onto a pita, bun, or bread. Top with alfalfa sprouts and jalapenos or other toppings (if you wish).
  7. Enjoy!

Want to learn more about tempeh? Check out The Ultimate Tempeh Guide.