How To Make A Vegan Version Of The Famous ‘Tunacado’

Want to try the viral sandwich but follow a plant-based diet? Here's how to make it


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A vegan version of the Joe and the Juice Tunacado sandwich This sandwich features, vegan tuna, tomato, avocado, and pesto - Media Credit: BOSH!

Soon after Joe & The Juice unveiled its Tunacado Sandwich, it quickly went viral and became one of the Scandi chain’s biggest selling items.

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The original is far from vegan, as fish is its key ingredient. But it is possible to make a plant-based version of the sandwich from the comfort of your own home.

This vegan tuna sandwich comes from BOSH!, and it features plant-based tuna in place of the real thing. The vegan fish market is growing, and it’s now pretty easy to find a fish-free tuna alternative in many mainstream grocery stores and supermarkets.

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Vegan tuna sandwich

If there's one thing we've noticed recently, it's the queues at Joe & The Juice opposite BOSH! HQ. The people are going mad for the Scandi chain spot, and we've decided to give them some free promo by making a plant-based version of one of their biggest sellers. Our version uses plant-based tuna, which is actually made from pea protein and seaweed, to get that seafood feel and taste. 
A vegan version of the Joe and the Juice Tunacado sandwich
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Duration15 mins


For the filling
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 g parsley
  • 100 g ready-to-eat plant-based tuna
  • 3 tbsp plant-based mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • Pinch of Salt & pepper
For the sandwich
  • Plant-based butter
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 jar of good-quality plant-based green pesto
  • 2 panini bread loaves (with charred marks)


Make the filling

  • Peel and very finely dice the red onion and garlic.
  • Finely chop the parsley.
  • Place the plant-based tuna into a large mixing bowl and add the mayo, mustard, diced onion, garlic, parsley, sriracha and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Mix well until everything comes together.

Toast the bread

  • Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the plant-based butter.
  • Slice the panini loaves in half.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the bread (cut side down) and cook until golden brown.
  • Pushing each down to make them a bit thinner.

Prepare the rest of the ingredients

  • Slice the tomatoes and avocados into large circle pieces.

Assemble the sandwiches

  • Add a good dollop of the pesto onto the base of each toasted panini slice.
  • Use a spoon to even out.
  • Add a good dollop of the tuna mixture on top of each and even out using a spoon.
  • Top with sliced tomato before topping with the sliced avocado.
  • Finally, top with the final slice of bread, squeeze down and serve.

This recipe was republished with permission from BOSH!. You can view the original recipe here.

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