Recipe Directions

This recipe requires a little prep. Presoak unhulled rye for 14 hours to allow sufficient time for softening. You may wait until they begin to sprout to use them in this recipe. You’ll also need the pulp from 2-3 juiced carrots.

Place ¼ heaping cup of presoaked rye in a grinder, blender, or food processor and pulse to splinter the grains. Stop before it turns into a flour-like consistency.

Stir rye and the next three ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.

In a blender, grind the sunflower seeds into a powder. Add lemon juice and seasonings and blend—adding just enough water to get a soft cream-cheese-like consistency.

Add sunflower mixture to the ingredients previously set aside. Mix thoroughly by hand. The mixture should be flaky but should also hold together when pressed.

Serve Fish are Friends Salmon[less] Spread as an appetizer on cucumber slices, celery sticks, endive leaves, or on raw crackers. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a satisfying main course. Salmon[less] Spread will keep for three days in the fridge.


FawnM's Thoughts

By FawnM

It’s a requirement for those born in the Pacific Northwest to grow up eating fresh salmon. Salmon in eggs, salmon in pasta, salmon steaks, salmon salad, you name it. I was lucky in that respect. But it also means that—now, on a raw food diet—I crave salmon more often than other raw foodists might. The solution: A raw, vegan salmon-less spread that parallels the real deal in both taste and consistency.

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Salmon-less Spread: the Raw Vegan Way
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Hi Kanuenue!

Actually, sprouted rye is what I used for the batch that turned out the best--just forgot to change it on the ingredients list. Use the same measurements and I'll be sure to edit the recipe. I used rye to keep it gluten free and, honestly, the texture is perfect. Thanks for the question.

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Would it be possible to do this with a barley alternative? I don't eat gluten but would this be possible with buckwheat? I really want to keep it true to texture as I miss salmon spreads as well.

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