Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Spicy Garden Tuna Salad

5 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 8 Comments

I’ve never been a tuna salad person. I think we established that on my Garden Tuna Salad with Feta Post. But being home for lunch has me wanting to get creative and I always seem to have cans of tuna in the pantry. Nor sure why. Pair that with a crap load of veggies from the farm (I joined a CSA-learn more here) and you get things like this Spicy Garden Tuna.

I’m calling it “Garden” because I use fresh veggies from the the farm/garden and I’m calling it “Spicy” because… well… it’s spicy. Genius, I know. ;)

You can of course make it as spicy as you like, or don’t like. Spicy Garden Tuna SaladI was in the mood for something with bite so in addition to the hot peppers I had from the farm I added some green chili tabasco. It went awesome with the lime and cilantro. I also didn’t add any onion but I can see some diced red onion is here as a nice addition. Here’s what I did do…

  • 1 can of tuna packed in water
  • 3oz of fat free yogurt
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 red or green peppers diced
  • 2 hot peppers minced (I used a Serrano and a Green Chile)
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp tabasco or too taste

This one is pretty easy. Just combine all the ingredients.

Here they are not combine…

Spicy Garden Tuna Salad - ingredients

and combined…

Spicy Garden Tuna Salad - mixed up

Once combined make a sandwhich. ;)

Spicy Garden Tuna Salad - finished

You got love simple recipes. Of course you had to do all the chopping and such but that’s not too too bad. ;) By the way my “secret” with the carrot is to simply use a potato peeler to get thin strips. It’s perfect when you want carrot in a salad like this without it being too hard or crunchy.

I served a cup of the salad on a new FlatOut Foldit bread with a bed of spinach and a side of carrot sticks. It’s was a perfect lunch!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
219 1g 7g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 0g 27g 26g

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    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss

    September 16, 2010

    Looks good ... I'd probably have to cut down on the peppers, though. (Midwestern taste buds, you know.) ;)


    September 16, 2010

    This looks delish and very similar to how I make my tuna salads chock full of veggies! I haven't tried adding shredded carrots to it or subbing yogurt in yet though.. That will be next!


    September 16, 2010

    Great way to get veggies in! I wondered what you were going to do for the mayo/salad dressing!!


    September 17, 2010

    Sounds and looks healthy and delicious. Anything spicy is a good thing, in my book!


    September 17, 2010

    21 grams carbs? How? Ate the stats including the bread? Sounds really yummy!


    September 17, 2010

    Yogurt is about 6, carrot is 6, 1 tomato is 5... it adds up! That's why I don't count carbs anymore. ;)


    September 27, 2010

    Thanks! This post inspired me on Sunday, to make a similar tuna-yogurt-veggie mix and make picnic sandwiches. My girlfriend loved them! I have a picture on my blog and a link back to this page from there. Thanks again, I'll try more of your recipes - the simpler ones that I can cook, that is.


    September 17, 2011

    very colorful, very appetizing..rainbow of color! the carrot tip is off the chain...great secret! what i love is that all the ingredients are in the pantry...