Not Your Mother’s Tuna Salad

I’m sure I am not the only one who hates mayo covered tuna salad, but I love the taste of tuna.  I have searched high and low for something that is not dairy based but still tastes good.  This is where I came up with the idea of pesto based tuna. It is a healthier option and a more “adult” way to enjoy a tuna salad.

IMG_2897 The best part of this tuna salad is it only takes three ingredients!

Pesto Tuna Salad:
One can of white albacore tune
One table-spoon of basil pesto
One finely chopped tomato

Feel free to add any other ingredients that sound good!  I would suggest celery, or cucumbers.  The more veggies the healthier it becomes!

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Once the tomato is finely chopped place everything into a bowl and stir until completely mixed.  Be sure to drain your tuna completely; while most are preserved in water it was still high in sodium and this allows for the salty water to not be in your salad. 

I bring this for lunch quite often.  It is a high in protein lunch and because it is dairy free there is less fat!  I place this between two sandwich thins and add some greens for a great lunch!

165 Cal| 7 F|1.2 Carb|14.8 P*

*All Macros are an estimate done on MyFitnessPal. 

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