A tuna salad without actual tuna may seem like a hard sell, and I have to admit that it took me a while to even experiment with this recipe, but once I got on board, it became one of my favourites! The secret ingredient is dulse - a superior source of minerals and trace elements we need daily for optimal health.
In a food processor, puree the sunflower seeds until they are a slightly chunky pâté. Transfer to a bowl.
Mix in the celery, scallions, dulse flakes and dill. Stir well and set aside.
Prepare the dressing: In a blender, combine all the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour the dressing over salad, toss to mix well and serve.
PRO TIPS:To soak the sunflower seeds, in a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, cover the seeds with 4 cups (946 ml) of water. Leave them on the counter to soak for 2 hours. After they are done soaking, drain and rinse them in a strainer.Look for dulse flakes in your local health food store. You could use kelp powder instead, if you can’t find the dulse flakes.Mock tuna salad is a great anytime meal. AT meals are lower in carbs, focusing more on high-quality plant protein plus healthy fats and high-fibre vegetables.