Raw Not-Tuna Salad

I do not miss eating fish. Truly.  I haven’t eaten fish since 2006 and, frankly, the smell sort of grosses me out.  But I can see why you might think so, as I made a Not-Tuna Noodle Casserole just last week and now this, a Raw Not-Tuna Salad

I sprouted chickpeas a few weeks ago and came up with this Sprouted Chickpea Humus (Raw).  I immediately started thinking about other dishes I could make with the sprouted chickpea.  Earlier this year I made Lindsay’s fabulous Mock-Tuna Salad when reviewing her cookbook and I loved it.  That was it!  A raw version of the Happy Herbivore Mock-Tuna Salad!

JL’s Raw Not-Tuna Salad, adapted from The Happy Herbivore
Makes 3 cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sprouted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 t nutritional yeast (omit if you want to go 100% raw as this is not raw—though many raw foodies use it)
  • 1 T coconut aminos
  • 4 T Ani Phyo’s Vegan Aioli (from Raw Food Essentials)
  • 1/2 t dulse flakes
  • 1/4 t dill
  • 1/4 t salt
  • Juice of one lemon

METHOD

Begin by lightly pulsing the sprouted chickpeas in the food processor (because the chickpeas are raw and they are not easy to “mash” with a fork).  Transfer the lightly chopped chickpeas to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients.  Mix well and place in the refrigerator, ideally in a glass, airtight container, for at least one hour before serving.

For a 100% raw meal enjoy as a sandwich on raw bread, serve over a salad or wrapped up in your favorite green leaf.

For a high-raw meal enjoy this salad in a tortilla wrap or on a toasted sprouted English muffin.

I enjoyed it both ways but preferred it on a toasted sandwich on day one and on a raw wrap on day two—I think the flavors settled in well overnight and it tasted a bit less “sprouty.” Both ways are tasty!

I know some of you are new to sprouting. How’s it going?

JL is a food and fitness writer. She blogs at JL goes Vegan:  Food & Fitness with a side of Kale.  You can follow JL on Twitter.

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.