Clean Tuna Salad

Canned tuna may seem very dull to the masses: I think we've all had our fair share of 'grey sandwiches' growing up, haven't we? Plain ol' tuna slathered and mixed with a healthy amount of mayonnaise (shudder), and maybe a bit of some green onion or celery for a bit of flavour and texture. Well that was your mom's tuna salad; time to give it a MAKEOVER!! This cleaned-up way of tuna has been around for a while - here's my favourite way to make tuna salad, and it is FULL of flavour and colour! thai-tuna-salad-3 Ingredients: 1 can flaked/chunk light tuna in water 1/2 ripe avocado 2 celery stalks, minced *can sub 1/2 bell pepper minced, if desired 1-2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced 1 tbsp lemon juice Dash each of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, sea salt- to taste
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 224 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g 15 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg 20 %
Sodium 429 mg 18 %
Potassium 748 mg 21 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 24 g 48 %
Vitamin A  12 %
Vitamin C  28 %
Calcium  7 %
Iron  6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional information courtesy of my fitness pal. Directions: Start mashing your 1/2 avocado in a medium mixing bowl until it turns creamy. Drain water from tuna can; add tuna into bowl. Once tuna and avocado are well mixed, add in celery, cilantro, lemon juice and spices; mix until all are well incorporated. You may serve immediately if you wish, though I feel the flavours come together best when left in the fridge overnight! The lemon juice will help prevent the avocado from browning. Serve in a whole grain wrap, on toast, or with some veggies for high protein, low carb snack!  

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