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 :


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!