One of the things that I miss as a vegan, is the taste of the ocean... I used to love fish, raw, grilled, fried... I loved it all!
These days, it's all about seaweed for me... Those who know me, know that I love my nori-sheet wraps, and I've become quite an expert in fitting a huge salad into one of those fish-i tasting things. Kelp noodles is another versatile food, which could be made as Italian or Asian as your seasonings would allow you...
Another seaweed favorite is the dulse flakes. I love adding those to Thai Food (instead of fish sauce), and they go really well as seasoning for salad instead of extra salt. Seaweed in general is a great source of iodine, minerals, trace minerals and protein (yes!) for us fish-free people, and of course there's the yummy taste and smell of those deep underwater life-forms...
So today, we'll learn how to make a super easy and nutritious "tuna"-like salad, mercury and radiation free, which could be enjoyed with raw bread, or on top of a salad. And don't forget to leave your can opener in the drawer ;)
Raw De-Tune-Da-Tuna Salad
1 cup Sunflower or Sunflower/ Pumpkin mix, soaked for 6+ hours and drained
1/8 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup dulse
1 stok celery
2 springs of green onion
1 medium size dill-pickle
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp salt
Add the seeds, olive oil, lemon juice and dulse to the food processor or blender, and blend well. Depending on how dry your seeds were, you might have to add a little water to create a smooth mixture.
Transfer the blended ingredients into a bowl. Chop up the green onion, celery, dill pickle and dill, and add to the mixture. Mix well, add salt and mix a lil more.
At this point, you can taste and decide for yourself... If you could stand a little more fishi-ness, or like your salad salty (reminiscing of the "real" thing") go ahead and add more dulse and salt to the mix. Otherwise, see some of the serving suggestions. You can put the mix on a raw (or non raw) cracker, in a nori sheet with some spinach, or use it to top up a green salad.
Once again... Easy, Healthy, Raw... Just the way we like it!