Raw Mock Tuna

Nuts, seeds, seaweed, and kelp come together to create a convincing plant-based take on tuna that can be enjoyed in a lettuce wrap on a sandwich, or wherever you’d use tuna salad.

This recipe comes to us from Heidi Liv Tompkins, Co-Founder, CFO, product development manager, Heidi’s Health Kitchen. It was the winning entry in the Meatless Monday Rapid Fire Challenge at the 2019 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

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Serves 6

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, raw
  • 1 cup almonds, raw
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan fish sauce substitute (such as Fysh Sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dulse powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cashew mayo (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp kelp powder
  • 1/1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • Yum Yum Ginger Sauce (recipe below)


  • Cashew Mayo
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic
  • 1½ tsp. Celtic sea salt


  • Ginger Yum Yum Sauce
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup coconut nectar
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 inches ginger root, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves



1. Soak almonds, sunflower seeds, cashew, and macadamia nuts in water, separately, overnight.

2. In a food processor, process almonds, sunflower seeds, water, lemon juice, fysh sauce, garlic powder, dulse, & salt until fairly smooth.

3. Transfer to mixing bowl. Add Cashew Mayo and incorporate thoroughly.

4. Fold in finely chopped onion, celery, parsley, powdered kelp and freshly minced garlic.

5. Serve in lettuce wraps with Yum Yum Ginger Sauce, on sandwiches or on toast.


For the Cashew Mayo:

1. Blend ingredients until smooth.

2. Store in a glass jar & refrigerate.


For the Ginger Yum Yum Sauce:

1. Blend ingredients until smooth.

2. Store in a glass jar & refrigerate.

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Nutrition Information

Raw Mock Tuna

Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  601

Calories from Fat:  368

Total Fat:  44g

Saturated Fat:  5g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  2217mg

Potassium:  753mg

Carbohydrates:  44g

Dietary Fiber:  9g

Protein:  20g

Sugars:  16g

Vitamin A:  7%

Vitamin C:  35%

Calcium:  22%

Iron:  37%

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