A tuna salad that is mayo free! This tuna tahini apple salad is loaded with veggies, fruit, healthy fats, and protein for an easy and on-the-go lunch made in minutes!
Canned tuna fish was a staple in my diet when I first started Paleo. I am no longer strictly Paleo, but since I am doing Whole30 this month, I figured I would bring it back. I am still a pretty big fan of canned tuna though. It is an easy and quick solution when you need a healthy lunch fast. It also packs the protein in and is a good dose of omega 3s!
There are a few things to be careful about when buying it though. I like to make sure there are no added oils, broths, or preservatives. I love the brand Safe Catch. The ingredients are literally skipjack tuna and sea salt. Even better is their tuna is sustainably pole and line caught to help preserve the marine ecosystem. And it tastes delicious.
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So since I love me some veggies and flavor, I took your typical tuna salad up a notch. I used tahini instead of mayo and packed in some veggies and fruit. I think tahini can really go with anything, but I love it with tuna! The apple and red pepper give it a little sweetness, while the lemon balances it out. The parsley adds a nice freshness and brings it all together to make this tuna salad pop. Say goodbye to your tuna and mayo eating days.
One of my favorite ways to eat this is in lettuce/cabbage cups, but it is also great on a salad (hello more veggies) and in a sandwich if bread is your thing! Well I mean, bread is probably everybody’s thing, some just choose not to eat it ;p
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- Add all ingredients to small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Enjoy as is, in a salad, on a lettuce wrap, or however you prefer!
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