Orange Ginger Tuna Salad

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I’m going on day 2 of counting Weight Watcher Points and I’m already inspired to come up with light, healthy meals for myself. It’s like I needed the constraint of points to motivate me. Isn’t that weird?

Anyway, all morning I was brainstorming what to make for lunch. I wanted something flavorful and satisfying and I think I hit the nail on the head, for me anyway. Armed with an orange, a red pepper, and my pantry I came up with an Orange Ginger Tuna Salad. You may never want a boring mayo based tuna salad ever again! Orange Ginger Tuna SaladThis was sweet with a little spice, creamy and delicious! Oh! and it’s a cinch to make!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 5oz can of light tuna packed in water drained
  • 1 small orange peeled and chopped (and any juice that leaks out)
  • 1/4 of a red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp Fat Free yogurt (I used greek)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • pinch of kosher salt and ground pepper

Put all ingredients in a bowl

Orange Ginger Tuna Salad - step 1

and mix!

Orange Ginger Tuna Salad - step 2

Make sure you squish at the orange a little to release of some the juice.

That’s it! I put mine and a bed of baby spinach on a Sandwich Thin adding a side of carrots. It was the perfect lunch!

Here’s the nutritional info just for the tuna salad so you can serve it anyway you like (in a pita, on a salad, straight up!)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
185 1g 3g old: 3 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 0g 18g 14g
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7 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Valerie

    I love sushi grade tuna and seared tuna at restaurants but canned tuna grosses me out. I love this idea though. I’m thinking I can make this with canned chicken instead.

  2. Jo Anna

    Just made it and am eating it right now. Sooo good. Instead of the yogourt, I used your other tip of mashing in the laughing cow cheese. Used fresh garlic and cilantro. Served with a mug of green tea and some melon. Happy happy. Thanks yet again Roni!

  3. melissa

    Sounds great!

    I need the structure of points. I did simply filling for 6 months but i still wrote down everything. I don’t mind counting, it actually makes me feel more in control, its 2nd nature and life to me

  4. kim

    Ok – I love the creative juices you have with your rekindled old WW points tracking… I wish I liked to eat oranges or citrus for that matter – I love the TASTE but not the “chewy” part! LOL! Each year I try to eat a cutie or an orange slice and well… I just can’t! My kids laugh each year!

    Ok keep the juices flowing Roni! :O)

  5. Briana

    I just had this last night and I loved it! The orange made it sweet and yummy! :) i didn’t have ginger so i used nutmeg and i didn’t have cilantro so i used parsley! I served in a green bell pepper half! SOO Good!!!

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