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This raw mock tuna pate recipe is perfect for whipping up a quick lunch. Use it to top a salad, stuff inside an apple or make into lettuce or collard wraps. Sunflower seed base. A food processor is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    35 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in your food processor.
  • 2. Process until very well processed, like in the above photo. You will need to stop every so often and scrape the sides of your food processor. You'll know you're done when the consistency is like the above photo.
  • 3. Once well blended, consume immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw vegan tuna and mayo combination. I know, sounds like nothing special, right? There are a gajillion raw vegan tuna and mayo combos out there, right?

Well, this raw vegan tuna recipe is different. Let me tell you why.

Before I went raw I was a kinda-vegetarian who also ate seafood. My one weakness as a seafood-eating vegetarian was tuna--especially tuna subs from Subway. In fact, tuna subs have been the #1 thing that I miss most about my old standard American diet!

Lately for some reason I have been really craving a tuna sub. Over the past couple of weeks I've spent a long time thinking about what makes the tuna from Subway so darn delicious, and I have finally come up with my raw vegan tuna and mayo combo that I think rivals Subway's tuna recipe.

What I like about this recipe that I've created is that it really tastes like it's got tuna (salty) and mayo (fatty/oily) all rolled up into one creamy, filling spread.

This recipe is pretty heavy and full of lots of fats and salts, from the coconut butter, nuts, Braggs and nutritional yeast. You'll find that you feel quite full after eating just a bit of this raw vegan tuna and mayo combo. Although this raw vegan tuna and mayo concoction is really easy to make, I don't think I'll be making it very often because it is pretty unhealthy--well, unhealthy as far as raw vegan meals go! But it sure is nice to have something I can turn to when I am really craving those tuna subs!

Also note: In this pic I mixed my final "tuna" mixture with some chopped parsley, that's why it has some green flecks in it :)

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, and Vitamin A.

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This sounds soooo delicious, my wife and I will have to try making it! We can't believe it about the eggplant crackers! We seriously thought we invented that idea!! LOL!!! :^D

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Hi Laura-Jane,
Your recipe calls for coconut butter. Would it work without it or possibly coconut oil?
Many thanks!

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Hi Laura, Woops, I meant to write "coconut oil" not "coconut butter." Just corrected the recipe. So to answer your question, yes, use coconut oil! And thanks for your question, because it brought my mistake to my attention. Thank you! :)

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What could i substitue for walnuts? I'm allergic.
Ps: I just had your quick cacao fudge, it was delicious!

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Hi Kitty! Try using pecans. Glad you liked the fudge! :)

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I made it with coconut aminos instead of Bragg's and it was perfection!

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Thanks for sharing that, Robin. I'm glad you loved this! :)

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Thank you! This is a great substitution! I am not a raw food person, although I eat raw foods regularly as a healthy part of my diet. With Fukushima, I was devastated about giving up tuna as they migrate through the radiated water. I gave this a try adding chopped celery, red onion and cucumber to the mix and then served it on spinach and chopped tomato salad. My husband devoured it! My kids thought it was ok, so I made it again without the onion and reduced the Bragg's and they thought it was pretty good too!

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Hi Audrey! Whatever it takes to get the kids to enjoy along with you! That's great!

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This was amazing! I too used to crave tuna fish (truly the only non-vegan thing I wanted after converting.) I haven't had real tuna in years so having this tonight made me feel very guilty because I couldn't tell a difference from when I used to eat it! I had mine on chopped iceberg lettuce, sliced moon red onions, chopped tomato and sprinkled with fresh basil. This was absolutely delicious!!

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Wonderful, Jenn! I'm glad you satisfied your tuna fish craving! :)

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I loooove this recipe! I have been battling candida also so I use raw coconut aminos because it's soy free and has 65% less sodium than soy sauce. So yummy!

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Thanks, Linda! I'm glad you like! :)

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Didn't have any soy sauce so I used miso, still came out great. Next time I'm going to try adding dill, that sounds good.

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Creative substitutions - thanks for sharing, LeahBelle!

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This is so yummy!! As well as super easy to make! I love it! I added a tsp of dill and a clove of garlic too! So good! I love the lettuce wraps! A perfect crunch!

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So glad you enjoyed, Hollie!

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jabaptis's Review

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This came out well-much to my surprise. Although I am not 100% raw vegan, I will use this instead of eating tuna salad!

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Love it Janelle! What did you eat it with?

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A lettuce wrap with some tomato slices on the inside. It was great!

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Aaah a perfect combo!

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Michael Broadhead's Review

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Hmmm, I think it's a little overpowering - maybe less Braggs... Definitely good start - it's great in a sandwich.

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Could definitely use some tweaking!

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Holly's Review

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I loved this recipe. Do youbthink it would keep in the fridge for a day or two? Would be great for a work lunch but I never have time in the morning to make it,so would have to be made the night before and ideally enough for a few days. What do you think?

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Hi Holly, yes, this recipe keeps very well in the fridge for around 4 days.

Glad to have you here!

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Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe. I'm a tuna buff and since recently going vegan, I was looking for a replacement! I was wondering though, if this would work without the nutritional yeast. I've been off yeast for a couple of years due to some health issues, and try not to touch the stuff.

Thanks!

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Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, so it won't make things rise and is not a replacement for yeast when baking. It does not cause the same issues inside your body that active yeast does. I have Candida and eat Nutritional Yeast nearly everyday and have not had any issues in over a year. My candida is almost gone eating a raw lifestyle and using nutritional yeast. It really does help with the cheesy flavor. Hope that helps. :)

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Hi Rebecca,

It's insightful, helpful comments like yours that make this place great!

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I too was a tuna buff so I feel your pain! It would be okay without the nutritional yeast, it is just there for flavor. Maybe you could use 1 tablespoon onion powder instead, or just omit it completely.

Hope this helps Marcie!

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Marcie's Review

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Thanks for that!
I will try it at some stage..
The only drawback is that I've found with other recipes (like cheese and houmous) that are cashew based, that they don't keep very well (not more than 3 days tops) so I can't make large batches at a time anymore. (I like to cook and prepare big batches of food since I don't have time and energy to cook every day.)

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Mmm yes... keeping things good in the fridge is a challenge! Good idea to do big batched. Do you dehydrate? I make big batches of crackers and freeze them, and they're handy.

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Marcie's Review

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Our problem is that we can't eat the stuff quickly enough :-). I wish I had a dehydrator, I'd love to do my own chips and crackers. We settle for buckwheat cakes (we're trying to go completely gluten free).

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Marcie, I highly recommend a dehydrator!

Best dehydrator is 9-tray excalibur, hands down. But... it is expensive! http://tinyurl.com/ah6o3qt
You can also get a Vegikiln - they are cheaper, white, not as "reputable" but they get the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avb59e3

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Carrie Fay's Review

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This was fabulous! My (not raw) husband adored it and asked for it to be included in our regular rotation :) We served it with apple slices, cucumber slices, and yes... pickles.

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Hi Carrie, your husband rocks.

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Hi. Can you take out the coconut oil ingredient?

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Hi Adam! The coconut oil is a must for this recipe, but you can try my other tuna spread instead - it doesn't call for it

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Hi! I really like your site. It's so straight-forward and I'm exited to try some of the recipes soon! But I do not have a food processor. Why can't I make this recipe in a blender?
Best wishes, Lara.

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Hi Lana, great to have you here! It won't work in a blender because a blender needs more liquid than is called for.   Why don't you try my alfredo sauce or macaroni and cheese instead? (they are both savory blender recipes) Hope this helps!

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You and your recipes appeared on my 'Things I'm grateful for' list yesterday. Just thought You might like to know :-)

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Happy!!!!!!!!!!!! :) xox

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It says to process until it looks like the photo. So I process until it looks like apples and lettuce? :P

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Lol, sorry. I must have switched the pic since I wrote this! Basically, til it looks like hummus. :)

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Hi Laura-Jane,
Your recipe calls for coconut butter. Would it work without it or possibly coconut oil?
Many thanks!

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Hi Laura, Woops, I meant to write "coconut oil" not "coconut butter." Just corrected the recipe. So to answer your question, yes, use coconut oil! And thanks for your question, because it brought my mistake to my attention. Thank you! :)

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I am always amazed by these creations..So good..really satisfied my need for a tuna sandwich!!!

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Exactly what I like to hear, Susie!!

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This sounds soooo delicious, my wife and I will have to try making it! We can't believe it about the eggplant crackers! We seriously thought we invented that idea!! LOL!!! :^D

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Thanks I'm exploring them now!

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:)

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Just bought your app! Hopefully it will be easier than going to the website when I make something. Btw, not sure if you got my other post but I was wondering if you could tell me where you get your cashews? I used to get them from WF but found out they were pasteurized.

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Hi Jessica, I buy my cashews from  nuts.com . Hope you are enjoying the app! I find it very handy when actually uncooking in the kitchen

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I was too tire to make it that night but I made it last night and it was totally delicious! I used collards but I think the eggplant cracker would taste much butter. It really looked and tasted like tuna so I seasoned it as I would a tuna salad (more pepper, oregano, paprika- some basil) thanks so much I love you website! (I'm still a pescatarian but I've been about 98% raw the past 2 weeks)

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yum I'm going to make this when I get home tonight! No cashews or iceberg lettuce but I have sunflower seeds and and collards! Thanks!

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Hi Jessica, that works!

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Can we omit nutritional yeast? Will it work without it? Why do you use it?

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Hi Lizzie, in this particular recipe it is not mandatory. I just use it for flavor - it has a kind of cheesy flavor!

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This raw tuna has become a staple of my 80-90% raw diet. I have been having for lunch 2-4 times a week on many different types of raw bread, usually with some type of cashew based cheese with tomato, lettuce and raw mayo- very satisfying and delicious

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Hi Joeg964, those sound like raw tuna subs!!! nomnomnom glad you are enjoying :)

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This looks yummy! I've got a recipe for mock tuna salad that is a bit more healthy:
3 cups sunflower seeds soaked

1/4 cup celery
1/4 cup green onion
1/4 cup dill weed or less to your taste
dulse flakes (although I have never used them)
salt and pepper

pulse in food processor and mix with sauce

Sauce:
1/4 cup stone ground mustard
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 1/4 cup cashews and macadamia nuts
3/4 cup coconut water
1/2 cup lemon juice
salt and pepper

add sauce slowly and let sit overnight

enjoy <3

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Hi Heather, this sounds quite a bit like my other tuna salad recipe (although not identical at all) -thanks for sharing!

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Over the weekend I plan on making this, however I have a few questions.. How strong does the carrot taste in it, and is it a vital ingredient? Because I really hate carrots for some reason, unless they are in a carrot cake.
And the soy sauce, could I use just white vinegar or white wine vinegar to replace it you think? Also, could I use raw tahini to replace nutritional yeast? When I make cashew alfredo, the one ingredient that gives is a super strong cheesy flavor is the tahini I add. Thanks!!

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This was yummi. However, after I was done eating - looking back over the recipe, I forgot to add the coconut butter. Yet it still came out tasty. I did not miss it. I added a whole tomato because I had Roma tomatoes. I also added 1 tbsp of soaked Wakame and one celery. Since I did not have walnuts but had soaked almonds and soaked pumpkin seeds on hand I added that for the 1/2 cup. But I can't wait to try it with walnuts when I have them again. I'm totally out of crackers or bread but had a sweet potato that I ever so thinly sliced for a substituted cracker. I really enjoyed the taste and just a side note the cat kept on thinking I was eating Tuna and begging me for some. Lol. This is my first time posting and I want you to know I LOVE your website. I am just starting out raw and this site is invaluable to me! Thank you.

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I am one week in to eating something like 80% raw. I've been having most meals raw and have had one cooked in 7 days. So far I love it so much! This recipe is wonderful and super easy. I do have a question- is there any way to find out the nutrition info- fat/cal/sodium ect....on raw meals(like this one) with out trying to calculate the ingredients and dividing it myself? Thanks!

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Just wondering why you think this one is not so healthy compared to your other tuna salad recipe? I was never big on tuna salad and the thought of your SAD Subway sandwich is not appealing at all, (I was more of a salami type) but I might just have to try this one. ;-)

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this was has a lot of fat (coconut oil) compared to the other one, although they are both nut-based

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I just wanted to take a minute in the midst of my packing to tell you thanks so much for your website! I was panicking about food. Then
I thought, The Rawtarian! You really saved me. Your recipes are so simple and so tasty! Just what I needed! Thanks again! I'll now have a wonderful trip!

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Aawww, you make my heart glow Ronda :)

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yummy! We did add a dill pickle - but this really helped my husband out...he loved it as much as the subway tuna sandwiches which are also his favorite!

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Awesome - a man after my own heart! Heehee

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This is so yummy as a lettuce wrap and with crackers too :D

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Sounds yum!

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Looks amazing, thank you. Will be trying it this weekend. I think I will substitute seaweed for salt for "fishier" flavour. I have some amazing wakame and dulse that I am quite addicted to.

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Enjoy Pierre! If you do make it then let me know what you think :)

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Oh, this was so good. I used sunflower seeds in place of walnuts and had it on romaine lettuce with avocado. :) It's been ages since I've had tuna but I remember it tasting a lot like this!

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Mmmm that sounds like a deelish combo with the avo... Yum!

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Sooooo Good! Thank you for being awesome and providing me with everything I needs to be Raw!

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You are welcome Danielle! Glad you liked it :)

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I really want to try this recipe for Sabbath meal tomorrow. I will be sharing it with other people. How much does this recipe make?

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Hi Char,

It depends on what you want to do with it. I would think it could be used for three-to-four servings.

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Is the braggs soy sauce supposed to be amino acids?

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Yes, another name for Bragg's is Bragg's Liquid Aminos, if memory serves me correctly

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Hi, just discovered your site. I've read in several sources that Braggs is an excitotoxin. Have you come across this info? Im not raw but would like to be. As of now I have health issues and unable to do much food prepartion.

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Aw, man! I wish I'd found this before I did today's post. I bet the walnut/cashew combo really makes a difference. I used sunflower seeds, just like Brigida. It wasn't great until I added some relish and Nayonnaise. My tiny plastic co-writers and I are bookmarking yours and looking forward to trying it the next time we're craving "tuna."

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I am sure yours was good too

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Brigida, so glad you enjoyed it :) Your substitutions sound soo yummy. I have never made eggplant crackers, nor have I heard of them before! What a great idea. I will have to try that one.

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Mmm!

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I made this with sunflower seeds instead, and a dash of laurel powder and thyme and fresh parsley to enhance digestion and ooh mayo!!! =D

Thank you for this lovely recipe. I shall make some eggplant crackers (just slice one quarter of a inch slices, put a little salt and dehydrate until crispy) to eat with it!

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I'm new to this lifestyle so discovering simple ideas like the eggplant crackers mentioned is amazing. Thanks!

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Miss Rosie, yes, it's wonderful to share our good ideas, isn't it? I still haven't tried em. I'll have to do so soon!

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