Zippy "tuna" Rolls (Raw Foods)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Alive in 5 by Angela Elliot. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks yummy! Posted for the Veg*n Recipe Swap. (I think I've read that the Himalayan and Celtic salts used in many Raw Recipes are a bit less "salty" than regular table salt, so I would salt with caution and to taste.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sunflower seeds, dill, onion, celery, tomato, lemon juice, salt, olive oil, and pepper to taste in food processor and pulse until chopped but a little bit chunky.
  2. Spread the mixture evenly over each nori sheet.
  3. (Optional: place a few pepper or cucumber matchsticks on the mixture before rolling.).
  4. Roll sheets up and slice into 1 1/2 inches pieces.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce.


Most Helpful

My husband and I enjoyed this, but the flavor of the sunflower seeds was pretty strong and the mixture was very wet, which made it difficult to roll in the nori. I added cucumber and avocado slices. It was fun to try a different take on veggie sushi. Thanks for posting this! Made for Veggie Swap, January 2010.

Prose February 01, 2010

This was pretty good. I also did not have fresh dill and used 8 tsp of dried dill instead. I also omitted the jalapeno pepper as I did not have any on hand. I have a small processor so this took me a lot longer than 5 minutes to put together. I wasn't sure how long I had to soak the sunflower seeds, mine soaked for about 4 hours. Instead of serving these on a bed of lettuce, I incorporated the lettuce in the roll to help keep the nori from getting wet from the "tuna." I used red bell pepper as suggested, and added matchsticks of raw zucchini. I couldn't help myself from dipping these into some soy sauce and wasabi for an enhanced sushi eating experience. It took a while to put together, but it was yummy. Thanks for posting.

zaar junkie March 21, 2009

I really liked this! I halved the recipe and only used 1/4 tsp. dried dill(is 1/2 cup right?) I also used less jalapeno-I like it mild. Thanks for a yummy lunch! Made for Vegetarian Swap#2!

Sharon123 September 25, 2008

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