Gone raw – or want to – but don’t want to give up your beloved tuna salad? No problem! Just check out my raw tuna fish-less salad below. YUM! Pretty close to the real thing, don’t ya think?
This is an especially nice meal or snack for someone who can’t stand the fish smell/taste. You get the benefits of tuna salad (protein, omegas,vitamins, minerals, etc.) but not the fishy aroma or flavor. And you’re even getting zinc from the sunflower seeds! (Oops! I spilled the beans!)
Raw Juice Girl’s Tuna Fish-Less Himala Salad Recipe:
1 1/2 cups finely ground sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (I used about 3/4 of that small onion)
17 (soaked) cashews, roughly chopped
small handful raw sunflower seeds (I didn’t take time to soak these)
avocado (half in the mix, half sliced for serving)
freshly ground Himala pink sea salt (to taste)
Himala organic garlic salt (to taste)
freshly ground Himala black peppercorns (to taste)
Just enough water to make the consistency of tuna salad
(I had a cereal-sized bowl of leftovers.)
Note for next time I make this: It needs more onion and some pickles. If you like pickles in your tuna salad and aren’t worried about being 100% raw, you could add canned pickles. If you are worried about staying purely raw, you could make some “fridge pickles” as my friend, Beth, pointed out.
Mix it Together
Serve with your favorite, sliced veggies – or dehydrated flax seed crackers (those are coming up soon!). Of course, you could also smear it on bread and have a sandwich but I try to avoid the bread-like stuff. If I don’t, I look like dough.
And there you have it. What do you think? Does it look like the real thing to you? Have you ever made mock tuna salad? Are you a vegetarian, vegan, or do you try to cut back on your meat intake (some people consider fish to be meat)? This is a great recipe for you, too – even if you aren’t a high-raw foodie.
The best thing about this tuna fish-less recipe is that it’s soy
And a ginormous thank you to Melissa Kushi from Himala Salt for sending me these beautiful, delicious samples! A full review of each product (and the extremely eco-friendly company is coming in the near future!)