Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Super sandwiches: Pesto tuna salad

Fish is a good source of protein and can be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, depending on what you choose. Tuna is one of the cold water fish, like salmon and sardines, that is a rich source. Worried about mercury? White tuna is higher, light tuna is lover. For more information about selecting fish, read this post.

Pesto Tuna Salad
Serves two
Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot
  • 1 5-ounce can light tuna packed in water
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Basil Pesto
  • 2 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Drain tuna and place in small mixing bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir together. Serve on whole grain bread, whole grain crackers, as dip for raw veggies or on top of a salad...or, if you're feeling inspired, try stuffing tomatoes with the tuna salad! See below for instructions.
Drain light tuna and place in bowl
Add pesto, parmesan cheese, yogurt and dried tomatoes. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper and serve!

Want to try stuffing tomatoes with the tuna salad? Here is how to do it:

Cut around top of tomatoes to make this cone shape
Cut tiny slice off bottom so tomatoes don't roll around
Use a little spoon (do you have a grapefruit spoon?) to scoop out the middle of the tomato
Fill 'er up with the tuna salad
Now, are you really going to tell me you don't like fish with something that looks so delicious?

Looks like it is time to oil my cutting boards - they're looking dry in the pictures! If your wooden or bamboo cutting boards are looking like they have dry skin, read this post for information about bringing them back. 
Note: Light tuna is lower in Mercury than White Tuna. For more information about selecting fish, read this post.



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