Quick and Easy Mock Tuna Salad

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When I was young my Mother would make salads of all sorts. Tuna salad, egg salad and chicken salads are the ones I remember the most. These meals were a quick and easy lunch for a family on the go.

I have recreated the tuna salad to make it vegan. Leaving out the mayo and adding in some seaweed for a tasty nutrition boost, this recipe is delicious and much healthier. It’s a also a wonderful recipe if you’re detoxing or wanting to lose weight.

Enjoy!

Mock Tuna with Sliced Green Apple

Serves 4

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked and drained

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon cumin

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

2 nori sheets, torn into small pieces

1 tablespoon dulse flakes

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 cup grapes, halved

1 green apple, sliced

BLEND THE “TUNA”: Add the sunflower seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, sea salt, and black pepper to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Remove and place the tuna into a bowl. Add nori sheets, dulse flakes, chopped celery, and grapes. Mix until well incorporated. Serve on top of green apple slices.

What recipe form your childhood would you like recreated into a nutrition powerhouses? Leave a comment below and give me some ideas.