Recipe Directions

  • 1. Soak the nuts in luke-warm water for at least one hour to soften them. Rinse them well and discard all water.
  • 2. Process all of the paste ingredients in a food processor on high until the mixture resembles a very smooth paste. You should not see any nut bits at all. You may need to stop and start and get in there with a spatula.
  • 3. Eat right away or refrigerate to eat later. I prefer to keep the pate separate and I don't add any chunks (onions, celery, etc) until I'm ready to eat.
  • 4. When you're ready to eat, serve your portion in a bowl. Then add some chopped onions, parsley, raw pickles or apples to suit your taste.
  • 5. Enjoy on crackers, on top of a salad, in a nori seaweed roll, or more...

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw tuna salad recipes are integral to my raw food recipe arsenal. Here is my favourite mock tuna salad recipe.

I like to eat it with a crisp apple, or it's great as a salad topper, too. Or how about eating it in a nori roll or stuffed inside of an apple? The possibilities are endless for this mock raw tuna salad.

I make this raw tuna recipe at least once a week. If you need something to take to work for lunch, try packing some raw crackers, a little tupperware of this tuna spread, and a knife. You'll be good to go. If you want, you can leave the garlic out if you want this to be more breath-friendly. (But it really is better with the garlic.)

The dulse (seaweed) is what gives this recipe its tuna-like taste, so try not to omit it. (Also, you can use one sheet of nori seaweed instead if you can't find dulse - nori sheets are the flat sheets of seaweed that are traditionally used to make sushi.)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 86 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is an amazing source of Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 91 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 418 17 %
Protein 15 g 27 %
Fat 36 g 45 %
Carbohydrates 16 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 20 %
Sugars 2.2 g
Calcium 70 mg 7 %
Iron 5 mg 35 %
Sodium 336 mg 15 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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I've made this twice now and it is so yummy. The second time around, I didn't add garlic, but added some onion right in the mixture instead. I also minced up some carrot, kale and cucumber into the mix for a bit of crunchy texture, then added the chopped celery and pickles and ate in on a bed of sunflower microgreens.

I don't yet have a food processor, but my Omega juicer has a grinding function so I just pushed everything I wanted processed through there then stirred it all together in a bowl. It turned out really well.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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Hi Breanna, sounds delicious!

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Hi! You have some great, yummy looking recipes on here that I can't wait to try but I wish you would include the amount of servings or quantity that the recipes make. If I'm making them for guests I'm not sure if I should double triple etc the recipes and I'd hate to have to start all over just to make more. Thanks a bunch!!

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Thank you RAWTARIAN!!!!!! xoxo I love having "go to" versatile raw vegan dishes (spoiler alert: like this one) that I can use a variety of ways. It is an incredible added bonus, and a true keeper if my children enjoy it as well. This was tested, and loved, by a VERY picky 13 year old that would rather have his computer taken away than eat healthy veggies. I prepared it almost exactly like the recipe except I just moved and could not find my thyme, so I subbed basil. Great sub, btw, and great flavor. HE LOVED IT. I presented the "tuna" atop yellow pepper boats with pieces of diced pickled on top and no other adornment (kiss - keep it simple, stupid). He scarfed three boats as a snack. I also scarfed. This insanely good and ridiculously easy to make dish, is also amazing on raw sushi sheets with matchstick carrots, thin strips of cucumber, alfalfa sprouts and onion. I also found a recipe for a raw carrot cumin wrap that I am just dying to make now so that I can have a tuna wrap. Then I will rule the world!

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You are rawkin' it, Rosalyn!!!! And a 13yo boy scarfing it down is the best compliment to a healthy recipe ever :) :)

PS: It sounds like you are already ruling the world!! xoxoxo

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Rawtarian, Follow up. I made the wraps and the "tuna" was soooooo delicious on them! I really can't thank you enough for this recipe, it's so good. I also love your cashew "egg" salad. Another big hit with the fam. Your site is such a vital resource for raw vegans. I wish you great success and blessings in all that you do. Roz

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<3 <3 <3 Roz!
xox

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I made this for my salad yesterday, and just used the leftovers as "rice" in a veggie sushi roll with cucumber, carrot and avocado and a squeeze of lemon. It was my favorite use of it yet! I highly recommend it.

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Oooh, delicious!!

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Absolute gem of a recipe. Had this for lunch at work 3 days in a row. all hail The Rawtarian

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Haha, thank you, Bob! :)

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just made it and love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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Oh yay, Catharina! A new favorite for you, perhaps? :)

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This was really really reaaaaaallly good. I couldn't imagine the taste because apples with sunflower seed pate, it just didn't sound right. Guess what...IT WORKED. I can't wait to make these again. Thanks for sharing another amazing recipe.

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Hi Starr! Love the pic, thanks for sharing! :)

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You mean "tuna" I was looking up real raw tuna recipes.

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Just seen this recipe and never tried Dulce or have any, nor do I have any Nori! I do have some wakame seaweed would this also work? I haven't ate it that much, bought it for a miso soup that I wasn't keen on but my daughter eats lots of it! Would love to try this out : )
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Hi! Wakame seaweed is not the same.... Go for dulse or nori :)

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Is it two cups of sunflower seeds after they've been soaked or before?

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Hi Kelly,

Before soaking - but it is a forgiving recipe, so it would be fine either way :)

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Question: are the recipes for 1 or for 2 persons?

Thanks!!!

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Hi Frieda,

The servings, in general, are for 1 person. However, the plan is constructed so that there will be plenty of leftovers to allow the meals to spill over as snacks, meals the next day, etc. Better too little than too much as we don't want you to go hungry :)

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Hi! You have some great, yummy looking recipes on here that I can't wait to try but I wish you would include the amount of servings or quantity that the recipes make. If I'm making them for guests I'm not sure if I should double triple etc the recipes and I'd hate to have to start all over just to make more. Thanks a bunch!!

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Hi Nadia, Thanks for your comment. This is definitely something I am working on and hope to have implemented during early 2014. Glad to have you here!!

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I've made this twice now and it is so yummy. The second time around, I didn't add garlic, but added some onion right in the mixture instead. I also minced up some carrot, kale and cucumber into the mix for a bit of crunchy texture, then added the chopped celery and pickles and ate in on a bed of sunflower microgreens.

I don't yet have a food processor, but my Omega juicer has a grinding function so I just pushed everything I wanted processed through there then stirred it all together in a bowl. It turned out really well.

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Hi Breanna, sounds delicious!

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hi there,
I've been lurking around now and then and want to tell you that you've created a very well put-together website. It makes it easy to trust that the recipes are good, without even having made them. I'm a vegan and wanting to slowly transition into raw. My question is: Can this tuna recipe or any other recipes be made with a blender instead of a food processor, which I don't have at this moment. Thank you.

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Hi Gigi, Thank you for your kind words :) Unfortunately, this recipe should really be made in a food processor only,

The reason is that the blender needs more liquid in order to process stuff properly - so because the cake part is more dry it will just be a chunky mess.

 

You definitely need a food processor AND a blender.

 

You can get a cheap food processor ($50 or so) is fine.  Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

 

basically, blender is for liquidy stuff (smoothies, icing, soup, sauce) and food processor is for dryer stuff (brownie, cake, cookie dough, nut pate etc)

 

Listen to me talk about this for half-an-hour here: https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp07-raw-appliances

I definitely recommend getting one. They open up a whole new world of uncooking and aren't too expensive at all

 

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