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Chickpea-Based Tuna Melt
Craving an ultimate tuna melt? One that is seafood free, dairy-free and does not sacrifice on flavor, texture, or taste? Just as good as the real thing, this Chickpea-Based Tuna Melt uses Nurishh Cheddar Style Slices for the ultimate meltability and tanginess that will leave you swimmingly happy.
In a large bowl, mash chickpeas/garbanzo beans with the back of a fork or potato masher.
Add the lemon juice and zest and fold into mashed garbanzo beans.
Add the red onion and celery and fold.
Add the vegan mayo, cayenne, celery seed, parsley flakes and garlic powder. Fold in gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a separate small bowl, combine the diced pickle, pickle juice and the crushed nori and whisk to reconstitute the nori. Add this mixture to the large bowl and fold in gently.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread and set butter side down on a sheet tray.
Add one piece of Nurishh Cheddar Style Slices to each dry side of bread.
Add two tbsp of the chickpea-tuna mixture on top of the cheese on four slices of the bread.
Add two dill pickle chips on top of the chickpea tuna.
Top each sandwich with remaining bread and cheese slices and press down gently.
In a large, non-stick sauté pan, melt 2 tbsp of vegan butter over medium heat until just bubbling.
Add the Chickpea Tuna Melt (working in batches if needed to not over-crowd the pan) and toast on both sides on medium heat until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Place back on sheet tray when finished.
When ready to serve, place the sheet tray with the toasted sandwiches in the oven for 5 minutes for optimal melting and toasty-ness.
Remove from oven and season the top slice with a little salt and pepper.