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Tuna inspired salad


All the taste of tuna mayo, without the tuna!

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  • 1 cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • drained
  • 1 cup of soaked cashew nuts
  • drained
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup carrot pulp (pulp from 2 large carrots)
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • sliced
  • 2 spring onions
  • sliced (you could also use 1/2 red onion)
  • 2-3 tbsp drained capers
  • Big pinch of arame
  • soaked to rehydrate then roughly chopped
  • The fresh corn from 1 cob (or about 1 cups worth)
  • Big handful of fresh coriander
  • chopped fine
  • Ground black pepper to taste


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Add the seeds, cashews, sea salt and lemon juice to a food processor and process until the consistency is like tuna mayo! You want to blend it enough to create almost a sauce, but you want some texture too. I find I have to stop the machine and scrape down the sides 3 or 4 times to get the perfect consistency.

Step 2

Add the carrot and celery and process again until the mixture is slightly loser- the moisture from the celery helps create a real mayonnaise look!
Tip out into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients, stir well.

Step 3

Serve this up with bread of your choice and some crisp romaine lettuce leaves for a tuna-less salad that won't disappoint!

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