Not Tuna Salad

Not Tuna Salad

Looking for something new and delicious to bring for lunch? Take along this great meat alternative to tuna salad and a terrific raw food recipe. Chickpeas are a great source of fiber and protein, especially if you do not eat meat, and sunflower seeds and olive oil will give you your dose of healthy fats. This fresh and tasty Not Tuna Salad recipe works well as a dip with celery or bell peppers, or as filler to your lettuce wrap.


  • 1 Cup Sunflower Seeds, soaked 8-12 Hours
  • 1 Cup Almonds, soaked 8-12 Hours
  • 1⁄2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1⁄4 Cup Minced Celery
  • 2 Teaspoons of Kelp Powder
  • 1⁄4 Cup Minced Red Onion
  • 1⁄4 Cup Minced Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Dill
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (1 cup) chick peas


A food processor makes very quick work of the preparation.

  1. Process the almonds, sunflower seeds, sea salt, and lemon juice in a food processor until mixture sticks together in a ball. You may need to stop the machine and scrape down the walls with a spatula.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients with your hands.

Serve in lettuce wraps, endive leaves, or red bell pepper halves.

Recipe from Maximized Living Nutrition Plans and

Not Salmon Salad:

  1. Process celery, onion, kelp powder, parsley, dill, and salt first.
  2. Add drained nuts, seeds, chickpeas, lemon juice, and olive oil. Process until smooth.
  3. Add 2 grated carrots to processing mix. (Core Plan only)

Not Tuna Salad

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario.

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