Delicious Vegan Tempeh Mock Tuna Salad Recipe

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Delicious Vegan Tempeh Mock Tuna Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

Enjoy a healthy and satisfying plant-based alternative to traditional tuna salad with this delicious Tempeh Mock Tuna Salad recipe. Made with marinated tempeh, crunchy vegetables, and a creamy dressing, this salad is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or as a refreshing side dish. It's quick to prepare and packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients. Whether you're a vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this recipe is a must-try!


  • 8 oz tempeh
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp pickled relish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Tomato slices, for serving


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tempeh. Cook for 10 minutes to remove any bitterness. Drain and let cool.
  2. Crumble the cooked tempeh into a bowl using your hands or a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the vegan mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, pickled relish, red onion, celery, and dill pickle.
  4. Add the dressing to the crumbled tempeh and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Refrigerate the tempeh mock tuna salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. To serve, spread the tempeh mock tuna salad onto slices of whole grain bread. Top with lettuce leaves and tomato slices.
  7. Enjoy your delicious Tempeh Mock Tuna Salad as a sandwich or serve it as a side dish with a fresh green salad.

Interesting Facts

  • Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans.
  • Tempeh is a great source of plant-based protein and contains all the essential amino acids.
  • Tempeh is rich in probiotics, which support a healthy gut microbiome.