Mock Tuna Salad – Using Soaked Raw Almonds

This raw almond mock tuna salad is an excellent option for a plant-based meal. Make yourself a protein-packed “tunaless” tasty sandwich, wrap, or snack. Eat it alone on a bed of lettuce, on top of a cracker, or a thick slice of crispy cucumber. Any way you eat it, you won’t be disappointed. The finely chopped soaked almonds gives a nice texture, (just like a tuna salad) and are packed with nutrition.

What is the purpose of soaking almonds and seeds before eating?

In addition to changing the texture of the almonds, soaking helps make them more digestible. Softer almonds are easier to digest, which increases the amount of nutrients your body can absorb from the nut.

If you want to amp up the nutritional value of raw nuts and seeds, sprout them.

Back to the mock tuna recipe. Once the almonds are soaked, it will only take you about 10 minutes to whip this up.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Plus 4-8 hours soak

Serves 4

 

Here is what you will need:

  • Food processor or high-speed blender

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  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seed (optional)
  • 1-2 celery stalks – finely chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic clove – minced (optional)
  • 1 green onion – finely chopped
  • 3-4 Tablespoons mayo of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Mock Tuna Salad Instructions:

1-  Soak almonds and sunflower seeds for 3 – 8 hours in water.

2- Drain and rinse

3- Place almonds in a food processor or high speed blender.

4-  Pulse until it is the consistency of flaked tuna.

5-  Place chopped almonds into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

6-  Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the mock tuna salad on crackers, cucumbers, and bread, in a wrap or a bed of lettuce.the 

My husband put a dollop of salad on a cracker and then added a spoonful of salsa on top. It ended up being quite yummy. You’ll have to give it a whirl.

To make stuffed cucumber horderves, simply cut a cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Mock Tuna Salad – Using Soaked Raw Almonds

This raw almond mock tuna salad is a great option for a plant based meal. Make yourself a protein packed “tunaless” tasty sandwich, wrap, or snack.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Total Time4 hr
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

    • 1 cup raw almonds
    • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seed (optional)
    • 1-2 celery stalks – finely chopped
    • 1/2 clove garlic clove – minced (optional)
    • 1 green onion – finely chopped
    • 3-4 Tablespoons mayo of your choice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
    • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • fresh ground pepper (to taste)

INSTUCTIONS

1

Soak almonds and sunflower seeds for 3 – 8 hours in water.

 
2

Drain and rinse

3

Place almonds in a food processor or high speed blender.

4

Pulse until it is the consistency of flaked tuna.

5

Place chopped almonds into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

6

Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Serve on crackers, cucumbers, bread, in a wrap or a bed of lettuce.

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