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Spicy Tuna Salad
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Spicy Tuna Salad

Ingredients

1/4 cup Greek yogurt (2% or whole)
1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 to 2 Tbsp sriracha or hot sauce
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, and/or dill
2, 5-oz. cans albacore tuna (canned in water)
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp. avocado oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
Radishes thinly sliced (as many as you prefer)
This spicy tuna salad without mayo makes for an easy, healthy lunch that’s ready in just 5 minutes and is packed with lean protein and healthy fats and was created in partnership with Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT

Instructions

1.In a medium-sized bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lime juice, sriracha, and fresh herbs; stir to combine.
2.Add the tuna, bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion; stir until well-combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3.Serve as a sandwich or wrap with lettuce and additional sliced veggies or avocado-toast style (as pictured): spread mashed avocado onto toasted bread and top with sliced cucumber, the spicy tuna salad, and sliced radishes.

Regular tuna salad gets a spicy kick in this spicy tuna salad that’s both good for you and can be good for the planet, too (more on this below). It’s made with simple ingredients and can be served many different ways – sandwich-style, wrap-style, as is, or – my personal favorite – avocado toast-style. This recipe for spicy tuna salad is in partnership with Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT

In addition to being a great protein source, canned tuna also contains key nutrients like vitamin D – involved in immune function, calcium absorption, bone health, and more – and omega-3 fats. Research shows that omega-3 fats are critical for brain function and that they positively impact heart health by lowering triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and inflammation, and by increasing HDL-cholesterol (aka the “good” cholesterol) levels.

In fact, because of these important benefits, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans has strengthened the recommendations for seafood consumption, as fish and other seafood are the best sources. The guidelines recommend consuming at least two meals of a variety of fish and seafood per week.

 

For more delicious and nutritious recipes click here: Eat Seafood, America! 

 

 

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