July 25, 2012

Paleo Tuna Salad

So, I've struggled a little bit with carb craving.  I'll admit that last night my son's school sent Bulgar home with him (I know - San Francisco) and I snuck a few mouthfuls.  At least it's gluten free, right?

My biggest cravings have been coming around lunch time.  This is when I usually snack all day long to keep myself occupied.

I had some applesauce, a plum, and a few cashews - it worked okay.  Then it was time for lunch.

I decided to try to make some tuna salad.  Which I usually enjoy with Mayo, sweet relish, celery, onion, and heated up between two slices of sourdough with cheddar melted.  Yeah.  Shouldn't have written that.

So, to be clear - this is NOT that.  But it is a pretty good substitute and satisfied that craving.

And, I didn't feel like crap afterwards - so that rocks.


1 can tuna
1/2 avocado
1 rib of celery - chopped super tiny (I had to google that - kept wanting to call it an "arm" of celery)
1/8 red onion - chopped super tiny
1/2 cucumber - peeled and sliced into thin rounds
kosher salt
garlic powder
a great knife

If you have a crappy knife, this recipe will take you a long time and be annoying.

Mix the tuna, avocado, celery, onion together.  Mash the avocado up to bind the other ingredients together.  Add a little kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder (to taste).

Serve on cucumber chips (or in a lettuce wrap).


1 comment:

  1. I call it "tuna-guac", and from time-to-time, squeeze in some lime or lemon, add a bit of spice with a teensy bit of jalapeno, and even cilantro for more of a "guac" flavor. Usually, though, I m just too lazy and I get lemon, avo, tuna, and celery, if I am lucky!