Dinner
Dinner

Vegan "Tuna" Poke Salad

Level
Easy
Prep
45 minutes
Servings
Makes 2 servings
EXOTIC BY NATURE ...

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons wakame seaweed, dried
  • 2 handfuls kelp noodles (approximately 3-4 ounces)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, blanched and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon yuzu juice (or the juice of a lime)
  • 1/2 clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 ounces SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Traditional Seitan Strips, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon white and/or black sesame seeds
  • 1 handful baby greens, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 avocado, cut in cubes
  • 3 radishes, cut in small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons edamame
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

MAKE IT

Step 1
Soak wakame seaweed in 1 cup cold water in a small bowl until softened, about 20 minutes. Rinse well, squeeze excess water and set aside.
Step 2
Meanwhile prepare kelp noodle according to package directions. Drain well and snip into 2” lengths with kitchen shears and set aside.
Step 3
Slice the tomato vertically (from stem top to bottom) into four quarters. Use a sharp knife to carefully slice the seeds away from the tomato flesh. Discard the seeds. Put the tomato flesh in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 4
To make Ponzu sauce, whisk vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, yuzu juice, garlic and sesame oil in a large bowl.
Step 5
Transfer 2 tablespoons of ponzu sauce to a large bowl. Add kelp noodle, wakame seaweed and onion and toss to coat. Set aside.
Step 6
Transfer 1 tablespoon of sauce to a small bowl. Add seitan pieces and toss to coat. Using chopsticks, coat one side of each seitan piece with sesame seeds and set aside.
Step 7
Transfer 2 tablespoons of sauce to the bowl with tomatoes. Gently mix thoroughly and set aside.
Step 8
Add baby greens to the bowl used to make ponzu sauce. Toss to coat. Add avocado, radishes and edamame to bowl with baby greens and toss again. Set aside.
Step 9
Nicely arrange baby green mixture among serving plates. Place noodle mixture in the center. Top with dressed tomato “tuna”. Spread sesame seitan pieces around the noodles. Sprinkle with macadamia nuts and sesame seeds and enjoy!