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This nutritious Tuna Salad recipe is bursting with bright lemon flavor.  Mixed with avocado and dijon mustard, this tuna salad recipe pairs perfectly with crunchy veggies, whole grain cracker or whole grain bread.

 

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Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe (with Lemon and Avocado!) #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

Watch my Indy Style segment sharing this recipe and two other delicious lunch ideas here!

Have you ever eaten something that was SO good you thought about it long after you had eaten it?!

I used to watch the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network, so now when Brian and I dine out or travel and we eat something SO good we ask “is that the food you would say if you were on the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate?”

It’s hard to say what the best thing I ever ate was! I’ll be honest in saying I think I’ve eaten quite a few delicious things 🙂

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe (with Lemon and Avocado!) #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

This Tuna Salad Recipe with Lemon and Avocado was inspired by one of those “best thing I ever ate” moments Brian and I had while taking a cooking class on our honeymoon in Italy.

The brightness of the lemon really makes this dish something to crave, and it gives the body a dose of vitamin C (the vitamin C in citrus is not just reserved for oranges!).

Believe it or not, citrus is actually in season in the winter…so now is the perfect time to make this dish!

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe (with Lemon and Avocado!) #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

I was also inspired to share more lunch recipes after I posted something on instagram asking you what you wanted more of or what areas you needed help in and the resounding answer was…

LUNCH!

Many of you told me that you didn’t eat lunch, you went out for lunch and made choices that were either unsatisfying or didn’t make you feel your best, were hangry in the afternoon, and lost focus the second half of the day.  Yikes!

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe (with Lemon and Avocado!) #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

So, I shared how DELICIOUS this tuna salad recipe is, but let me tell you about what is IN it:

Protein: tuna (also a source of omega 3 fatty acids)

Fat: avocado (also contains fiber!)

Carbs: make sure to serve this with a side of vegetable dippers or side salad, fruit for something sweet, and/or whole grain crackers or slice of bread (Brian loves a good open-faced sammy!)

When you combine all three of these food groups (protein, carbs and fat) you assist your body in stabilizing blood sugar levels, give your body more of the nutrients it needs, and you will hopefully be satisfied and full for longer 🙂

Something I want to note is that if you are making this recipe or ANY recipe with a citrus juice, you absolutely need a good citrus juicer 🙂 The one linked here is literally one of my favorite kitchen tools, and I only started using it about a year ago. I can’t believe I went so long without it! (the above link is an affiliate link).

Single Serving Recipe!

This is a single serving recipe, so it’s perfect to make the night before, the morning of or right before you are about to enjoy this tuna salad.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free.

The avocado is considered moderate FODMAP (yellow light) in a 1/4 of an avocado serving, and a low FODMAP (green light) in 1/8 of an avocado serving.

If you are sensitive to the sorbitol in avocados or completing the elimination diet, I would recommend to limit the avocado in this recipe to 1 Tbsp instead of 2 and use extra dijon that does not contain garlic or onion.

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Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe (with Lemon and Avocado!) #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

Tuna Salad Recipe (with Avocado and Lemon!)


  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

This nutritious Tuna Salad recipe is bursting with bright lemon flavor.  Mixed with avocado and dijon mustard, this tuna salad recipe pairs perfectly with crunchy veggies, whole grain cracker or whole grain bread.


Scale

Ingredients

2.53 oz of tuna packed in water, drained

2 Tbsp smashed avocado*

1 Tbsp dijon

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 tsp cumin


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

Serve with vegetable dippers, whole grain crackers or whole grain bread.


Notes

*If you are sensitive to the sorbitol in avocados or completing the elimination diet, I would recommend to limit the avocado in this recipe to 1 Tbsp instead of 2 and use extra dijon that does not contain garlic or onion.

The ingredients in this recipe are used in low FODMAP amounts according to the Monash University app, but this recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content.

  • Category: lunch
  • Method: no cook

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 5.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 19.5 g

Keywords: seafood, tuna, lunch, healthy, avocado, low fodmap, gluten free, dairy free, single serving, small-batch

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