So today I’m featuring a lunch that one of my employees eats almost every week! She raves about it so much, I asked her if I could feature it on the blog and spread the love of this killer no dairy tuna salad!
When I think about tuna salad, I think about a high fat, mayo drenched concoction that gets shoved between two pieces of bread. It ain’t pretty! But this salad looks beautiful, even in plastic Tupperware. Pair with fresh crispy romaine lettuce and sliced cucumbers, and you have a delicious lunch that you’re excited to eat! Lisa recommends making a large batch because it will last up to a week in the fridge…and because she always does this herself, the quantities reflect that. Feel free to tailor this to your needs and get creative! Lisa said she sometimes will add onion (white or green scallions), cucumber, or even bell pepper.
Tuna Salad Ingredients:
- 3 cans no salt white albacore tuna
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 3 medium lemons
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1/4 cup fresh dill (diced)
- 1/2 cup fresh basil (diced)
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 cups diced celery
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all of the above ingredients into a large bowl. Helpful tip with the shredded carrots — either purchase them pre-shredded or make sure to wring them out in a towel. When carrots are shredded, they release a lot of water, so if you decide to shred them yourself, place them in a towel and wring them out over the sink. If you skip this step, your tuna will be watery…and that’s not appetizing! Make it easy for yourself, and buy them pre-shredded.
- Allow the tuna salad to sit over night and make sure to stir before portioning it out for the week. You can pair it with some crispy lettuce and cucumber or a fun twist Lisa recommends trying, is to slice up a Fuji Apple and use that to scoop the tuna salad. She says it surprisingly good!
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