Recipe Detail

Healthy Tuna Salad with a Twist

Last updated: Jun 01, 2017

By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group

Traditional tuna salad is made with mayonnaise, which contains saturated fat. Swap out the mayonnaise for avocado and extra-virgin olive oil, and include a variety of vegetables to make a delicious and healthy tuna salad everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (5 oz) water packed tuna, drained
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ stalk celery, minced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Serve with leafy greens including spinach, kale, and lettuce.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25g 8%
Sodium 292g 12%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 5
Vitamin C 11
Calcium 2
Iron 9
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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