15 days of sandwiches: Day 6 – Healthy tuna salad

Tuna, like chicken salad, is a staple lunch time sandwich that can pack a whole lot of unexpected calories. I love a good tuna salad but they are really one of the unhealthiest sandwiches around.

This version of a tuna salad sandwich is really low in fat and is so flavorful with the addition of fresh herbs and citrus.

The avocado and Greek yogurt give this sandwich the needed creaminess without all the bad fat and calories.

It is definitely a great make-ahead recipe too! This can be made the night before and just assembled in the morning before work/school!

Ingredients

2 cans of no salt added tuna packed in water
1/4 of a green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 Tbl parsley, chopped
2 Tbl chives, chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
Juice from half a lemon
1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbl grainy mustard
1/2 of an avocado, mashed
salt/pepper

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a few hours.

You can serve this over some lettuce or in a sandwich. I put it into a pita with some mixed greens.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s