Tired of the boring tuna salads. Try this one it is got great flavor, awesome texture, and loads of crunch.
I had to make lunch for myself and my husband. I had tuna, I thought I had pickles but alas my kids ate them all. But good thing they did remove the old empty jar out of the refrigerator. So instead I used Giardiniera. Giardiniera is a pickled vegetable mix. It is hot/spicy and tart. I added onion, tomato, and some mayonnaise. On the one rice cake I put sliced avocado, with some lime juice, and topped it with the tuna salad mixture. On the other rice cake I put sliced of cucumber then topped it with the tuna mixture. I added no other salt. The salt from the Giardiniera and the tuna itself was plenty.
My husband loved the avocado one better, but he liked both of them. I loved both of them.
If you are looking for a lunch version without extra carbohydrates, I like to put my salad a half of an avocado and just eat it that way. You lose the nice crunch of the rice cake but it is still equally tasty.
Tasty Tuna Salad Recipe: (Yield, 4 rice cakes or 2 servings)
- 2.5 oz of Tuna (I used Tuna Creations this one is herb and garlic, you can use a canned tuna as well. I would add some powdered garlic)
- 10 cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
- 2 tbs or 20 g of onion diced
- 2 tbs or 20 g of Giardiniera diced
- 1.5 tbs or 21 g or mayonnaise
- 4 rice cakes
- 1/2 avocado
- 20 sliced of cucumber
Cut veggies. Mix together Giardiniera, onion, tuna, tomato, and mayonnaise. Arrange rice cakes, layer veggies on the rice cakes, and then add your tuna mixture to the cakes. Serve and enjoy.
Stats/Calories for 1 serving or 2 rice cakes
Caloires 368, Fat 19.1 g, Fiber 9 g, Carbs 41.2 g, Sodium 475 mg, Protein 13 g.
Stats/Calories for the entire recipe or 4 rice cakes
Calories 736, Fat 38.2 g, Fiber 17.1 g, Carbs 82.4 g, Sodium 954.7 mg, Protien 26.1 g.
Tips: you can add pickles instead of the Giardiniera. You can omit the mayonnaise, but I would add something like mustard to give it a binding ingredient. If you are going to omit pickles or pickled veggies, I would add the juice of a lime to give you some acidity.