I have a love hate relationship with canned tuna fish. While tuna fish tastes delicious, the smell and texture of it are definitely not always appetizing. However, as life get's busier, I appreciate convenience foods like tuna that I can pull out of my cabinet and whip up a meal with.
While I do like tuna, I am certainly picky about what kind I buy and where it comes from. Here is my checklist of what I look for when buying tuna at the grocery store:
1.) Location location Location - I only buy my tuna at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Big brand name tuna seriously freaks me out.
2.) Quality is key - I like to buy chuck light tuna in water with no salt added. It's a great source of protein (30g per can) and low in calories and fat.
3.) Wild caught or nothin'- If you haven't heard, the fish industry is rapidly becoming a pretty corrupt industry... Read THIS.
Okay... and now for the recipe! If you're not a tuna lover, I hope that giving this easy recipe a try will convert you. In addition, it's a great thing to make and keep in the fridge for sandwiches or to top salads with during the week!
Tuna Salad With Endive & Avocado
Time: 5 minutes
What You'll Need:
+ 1 can of chunk light tuna fish in water (no salt added)
+ 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
+ 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
+ 1/4 cup avocado mash (about 1/2 medium avocado, mashed)
+ 2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
+ 1/4 cup of freshly chopped endive
+ 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
+ 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
+ freshly ground pepper
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Top with avocado and serve with endives or enjoy over a salad.
Nutritional Information (per 1 serving)
75 calories, 4g of fat, 2g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g protein
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