Got a hankering for tuna salad but you literally can't stomach all the calories? Have no fear, a healthy recipe is here. Ever since I started substituting lemon and olive oil for mayonnaise, I've grown to prefer it to the white stuff and so has my waistline. Now when I whip up a batch of fish food, it looks much better in the bowl and even tastes better on the buds.
Ready to make the protein packed pita pocket and see the nutritional value?
Original Recipe Ingredients 2 whole-wheat pitas Directions Open can of tuna, drain it, and place in a bowl.
Protein Packed Tuna Salad Pitas
1 can tuna canned in water without salt
Lemon juice from 2 wedges
2 tsps olive oil
1/2 small onion diced (purple or red onion adds color)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
Stir in lemon juice and olive oil.
Add bell pepper, onion, and parsley.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Pop into the pita and eat!
This recipe is based on a can of tuna, which usually yields about two pita sandwiches in my house. If you're only making one serving, you can save the rest for a snack. When grocery shopping, pick the canned tuna in water instead of oil. If you want to add some more color and pucker to the mix, throw in some diced black olives and capers.
2 whole-wheat pitas
Open can of tuna, drain it, and place in a bowl.