Not Tuna Salad

Not Tuna Salad

Not Tuna Salad

Looking for something new and delicious to bring for lunch? Take along this Not Tuna Salad, a great meat alternative to tuna salad and 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 recipe works well as a dip with celery or bell peppers, or as filler in your lettuce wrap. Try the “Not Salmon Salad” version to mix up your flavours.

Not Tuna Salad Recipe

Serves 2-4


  • 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 GoodFood.

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

Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic and internationally-recognized natural health author and speaker. His health journey began as a child — alternative medicine is the only medicine he has ever known. In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health. An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada. His teachings encompass the principles of ancestral nutrition, detoxification, functional fitness, mindfulness, and green living. Learn More