Tuna is, in my opinion, one of the best proteins out there. It’s filling, low in carbs and fat, versatile, and (best of all) budget-friendly.
This Tuscan take on tuna salad is not only simple to make, it’s flavorful and easy on the budget.
Lemon is one of my essential summer flavors, and it takes a starring role here. It’s a punch of freshness, and citrus can brighten up any meal.
The “Tuscan” flavor of this salad comes from, olive oil (EVOO), lemon, capers, and fresh parsley. If you’re unfamiliar with capers, they’re basically a mini version of olives minus the fat. They’re briny and a little salty, and they don’t carry any carb or fat value. All of these flavors come together for a salad that’s fresh, tangy, and packed with protein.
With so few ingredients, and next to zero prep, this salad comes together in minutes.
Drain off the tuna then place it into a small bowl that can be fitted with a lid. Squeeze the lemon juice over top of the tuna, drizzle on the EVOO, add the drained capers, chopped parsley, and a touch of salt and pepper. Toss it all together, and you’re done!
With this being a THM FP, you can spin this a few different ways.
For an E, I had a serving of the salad alongside some sliced tomatoes, sourdough toast with lowfat herb cream cheese and sliced cucumbers, and melon.
For an S, you can have it on top of a big green salad with veggies and just drizzle on some extra EVOO and lemon juice or a few shakes of vinegar. Simple and very filling!
For less than 5 minutes of prep, you can have a delicious and filling tuna salad that’s fit for any meal!
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Tuscan Tuna Salad (THM FP)
Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl that can be fitted with a lid. Toss together and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.