Vegan tuna: Vuna

Discovered a new item at my favorite supermarket, Esselunga.

Raw as in sashimi, grilled like a steak, or dumped out of a can, I loves me my tuna, but this faux tonno (TOH-noh – Italian for tuna) smacks nothing of Chicken of the Sea. Vuna is something that would have bluefins and yellowfins swimming for joy. Can you imagine if we could just give those guys a break for a change? I’m no vegetarian, but this is as close to the real thing. No joke!

Mixed salad greens with vuna and green goddess dressing

A little FYI or do you know or do you care: produced by Nestlé, vuna is made with water, pea protein, rapeseed oil, wheat gluten, flavoring, dietary fiber and salt. Initially I thought it was a vegan product, but on the label it states contents may contain eggs, sesame seeds, mustard, celery and soy.

From now on, I will never grow peas without looking at them in a different way.

5 thoughts on “Vegan tuna: Vuna

    1. Rowena Post author

      I won’t do a lot of the faux proteins out there but this solves 2 problems: when I’ve got a vegetarian on the guest list or when there’s someone that won’t/can’t eat seafood. I have yet to try it in vitello tonnato. It’ll be a hoot if no one guesses that I’ve subbed the tuna with vuna!

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    1. Rowena Post author

      When they start making fake pulled pork that actually tastes like pulled pork (and I don’t mean jackfruit doused in bbq sauce), I’ll be the first in line.



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