A fantastic source of protein and a great dish to use for many different meals, this mock tuna salad is great by itself, a filling for nori rolls, or as a spread on crackers.

Mock Tuna Salad [Vegan]

Serves

3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (soak for 2hrs, rinse and drain)
  • 1 cup almonds blanched (soak 24hrs, change water twice a day, rinse and drain) blanched meaning skinned
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup spring onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander chopped fresh
  • 1/2 cup dill chopped fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • dulse flakes to taste
  • celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Soak sunflower seeds for 2 hours in bowl with cold water then rinse.
  2. Soak almonds for 24hrs in bowl with cold water, celtic sea salt, change water twice a day, rinse and drain into large bowl.
  3. Take a kettle full of hot water, pour it over the almonds, let them sit for a minute or two, and then drain water.
  4. Find an almond that’s skin seems to have slipped away a little from the nut, squeeze the nut between your thumb and forefinger, the nut should squeeze its way out of the skin.
  5. Now you have a blanched almond, continue this for all almonds.
  6. Blend sunflower seeds, almonds, lemon juice and water in food processor or thermomix to a paste consistency.
  7. Place ingredients into large mixing bowl.
  8. Chop celery, red capsicum, spring onion, coriander, dill, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dulse flakes and chili flakes, mix through paste.
  9. Add celtic sea salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with fresh dill, coriander, and red capsicum.


    Comments

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    1. Are you serious???? I am referring to the instructions regarding the almonds! You expect me to squeeze the skins off a cup of almonds (after soaking them and changing the water etc). Seriously???? I’ll stick to my chickpea recipe, thanks. I doubt if a recipe that is this much trouble, using ingredients such as it does, is likely to convince many people to become vegan!

      1. I’m not the one trying to win over people here. You apparently missed my point. You might try reading my message again, slowly perhaps, if that’s what it takes for you to understand it.

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