2 Quick Weeknight Recipes For Algae-Based Tuna Meat

Algae-based tuna meat is an eco-friendly, plant-based alternative to tuna. Whether you follow a vegetarian diet or a vegan diet or are simply looking to cut back on meat consumption, algae-based tuna meat can be a great choice. But you will need some ideas for preparing it! Here are two quick weeknight recipes you can make with this plant-based product.

Not-Quite-Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna noodle casserole is a classic American dish, and this version is just as delicious. You can even mix all of the ingredients together in the morning, store it in the fridge, and pop it in the oven a half hour before you want to eat at night.


  • 1/2 pound macaroni noodles, cooked al dente
  • 8 ounces algae-based tuna meat
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or vegan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Stir all of the ingredients, except for the breadcrumbs and olive oil, together in a large bowl. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish. Stir the breadcrumbs and olive oil together to coat, and sprinkle this mixture on top of the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F. Enjoy!

Special Tuna Mi

Bahn mi is typically made with pork or chicken, but this version is made with algae-based tuna. It's really flavorful, made entirely with vegan ingredients, and comes together really quickly on a busy weeknight. This recipe is for two bahn mi sandwiches, so if you're eating alone, just split all of the amounts in half.

You'll need:

  • 6 ounces algae-based tuna
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated 
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, minced
  • 2 large, crusty buns

Combine the tuna with the lime juice, jalapenos, chili flakes, and coconut aminos. Let this sit to the side as you separately stir together the cabbage, carrots, mayo, and mint to make a zesty coleslaw. Layer the tuna onto the buns, and then top with the slaw. Enjoy!

Algae-based tuna tastes a lot like the real thing, especially when you use it in flavorful recipes like this one. Give these dishes a try the next time you're busy but still want a good meal.