Raw Yummies : Something that reminds me of Tuna Salad (in a good way).

Spring has indeed sprung here in France, and though I feel like I’m ready to sprout myself for the liters and liters of rain we’re getting, I’ve been in the mood for something fresh and bright.

The warmer temperatures are making me long for my once a week “Raw” days, and I hope I can start working more raw cuisine into the rotation. Food prices are so out of control here (I know, it’s bad everywhere), and I just cannot afford nuts of any kind anymore, and I’ll be honest, fresh veggies are a real toughie, too. I do have a large supply of sunflower seeds and walnuts on hand, however, so this worked out just fine :

Raw faux tuna salad

No tuna were harmed in the making of this salad.

I saw this recipe that Pixiepine posted, and decided to give it a whirl. I’m so glad I did, because it was delicious! I’m not going to re-post her recipe – just go check it out!

One thing I will say is I did get crazy changing it up and I added way more pickles and pickle juice than was called for, didn’t use celery (didn’t have any), used more onion, and I was ever so pleased. The addition of the sea veggies also really made a difference. I used this :

algues

My favourite “Salad of the Sea” mix. It’s got dulse, nori and sea lettuce (not sure what it’s real name is in English – that’s just what we call it here), and it’s great. Not too fishy as to scare away Monsieur Picky Pants (aka Monsieur Fish), but just enough to lend a nice sea-worthy flavour reminiscent of the tuna salad I loved as a kid.

I really recommend this – it’s not going to fool anyone (unless they’ve had too many martinis), but it’s a delicious alternative to eating fish. We had this on a simple green salad, then the left-overs worked well as sammie filling with sliced tomato and greens. Delish!

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20 thoughts on “Raw Yummies : Something that reminds me of Tuna Salad (in a good way).

  1. More raw days are perfect for the warmer weather. I think we skipped spring here and have gone straight into summer! That bag of mixed sea veggies sure looks good. I haven’t seen anything like that around here. Maybe I’ll check my Asian megamart!

  2. I’ve been eating more and more raw foods lately and really enjoying it. This sounds great! I think I’ll need to feed the HH several martinis first, though. ;)

  3. Yea for bringing back raw days!!!! And yippee for spring weather, even if it does mean a ton of rain (we’re feelin’ that here too!). I’ve never made a raw tuna salad because I never liked fish tuna salad, but I’ve been rethinking that for awhile. I do like nori, so I think I’d like the raw vegan version.

  4. ooh, i’ve seen the mock tuna salad with chickpeas, but this sounds interesting as well!

    ps- loved your date comment :) when you try to set him up, he asks to be called ‘uniq’ please!

    i have no idea the gender though…

  5. last week it was raining like crazy here too, Shelly! ugh! i mean, i know rain = good, but i was about sick of it by the end of the week! i know how you feel! hooray for spring though! that’s crazy that food prices have gone up so much, but i’m glad you’re working in some more of those raw yummies! i always loved your raw posts! mmmmmmm! totally gonna have to try out that tuna salad, and i will fo ‘sho keep my eye out for that salad of the sea mix – it sounds super tasty! w00t!

  6. Thanks for the tip. We tried the Tuno (vegan tuna) and were not happy. I have tried several other recipes and haven’t found anything I really loved. I will have to give this a shot.

  7. Our mock salmon pate turned out great, so I’m looking forward to trying this recipe, too. Thanks for the linky!

  8. oooh i used to love tuna salad. your sea vegetables sound interesting… i’d like to try a less fishy tasting sea veggie. because as much as i used to love to eat fish, the smell/taste of that flavor now really turns my belly. thanks for the recommendation!

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