Tuna salad is one of the easiest things to make. I keep a couple cans of tuna stocked in case I need an extra meal or two during the week. Nothing needs to be cooked. It’s simply a matter of putting things in a bowl and stirring. Then finding a vehicle for you tuna salad. Simple and cheap.
I almost always have pickles on hand. It’s one of those things I don’t find myself eating very often but when I need them they’re there. Also pickles are delicious. Sometimes I see the jar and it reminds me of their existence so I grab one to crunch on.
So the problem with traditional tuna salads is they usually contain mayonnaise. In the modern health-food craze going on, we substitute that with Greek yogurt. This is a great option. But I can’t eat dairy so I use mustard instead. Dijon mustard is now one of my favorite condiments. It’s so flavorful and a little spicy but with no terrible ingredients in it. I also think the flavor is fairly versatile. My favorite use of it so far is my honey mustard chicken hands down.
Typically I make this stuff as a snack. I eat it with cucumbers to help get my 9-11 servings of vegetables in that day. It’s low-carb but high protein, which I’m always looking for in a mid-afternoon snack. You really can’t go wrong with it! Obviously pictured here is a sandwich. I’m savoring a loaf of ezekiel bread in my freezer currently. That shit’s expensive so I use it sparingly. I don’t eat a ton of bread in general because it makes me feel bloated but this stuff on a sandwich is the best way to eat it honestly. Of course that’s a meal, not a snack.
Spicy Sriracha Mustard Tuna Salad
- 2 cans albacore or chunk light tuna in water drained
- 3 small dill pickles chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried diill
- 1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
mix everything in a bowl and enjoy on a sandwich, with crackers, cucumbers, or even by itself.
hard boiled eggs are great in tuna salad as well, but I can't eat eggs either so I don't include them. I topped this particular sandwich with caramelized onions that were leftover from something - feel free to add your own twist!
**Nutrition Facts (Just the salad): Calories: 136 Fat: 1g Carbs: 3g Protein: 26g