February 12, 2015

Healthy Tuna Salad



To be honest, I'm not a fan of tuna :P however, as an attempt to get my brother to eat something that isn't wrapped up in paper from a fast food joint after school, I experimented and came up with this recipe, that makes tuna taste pretty decent.

guess what kind of tuna i used?


CANNED.

That's right. Canned. 

I am usually against any kind of canned good, but Wild Planet fish is an exception (I promise, this isn't sponsored lol!).
This fish is packed only in water, with no preservatives or questionable ingredients. The only ingredient? Tuna. 

While tuna is notorious for being high in mercury, the types of tuna that this company sells are the smaller species (think of biological magnification: smaller species eat smaller prey which are lower in mercury content; larger species eat larger prey that might not even be first or second on the food chain, so they'll inevitably be higher in mercury content). 

Additionally, Wild Planet practices sustainable fishing, especially  by fishing smaller species of tuna, which makes it environmentally sustainable and friendly. It's not the cheapest canned tuna you'll find, but quality is so much more important (about $4 a can).
Read more about them here: http://www.wildplanetfoods.com/



So onto the recipe: I lightened it up by using a hummus dressing instead of mayo, and even my brother, who does not like hummus, enjoyed this, so give it a try ;)



Recipe: Healthy Tuna Salad
By: Hannah Claudia
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1 can Wild Planet tuna
2 stalks of celery, minced very finely

3-4 tablespoons of hummus
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
juice of 1/2 lemon

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1. Flake the tuna using a fork.
2. Mix the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. Add the dressing to the tuna and mix well.
4. Add the celery to the tuna and mix well.




xoxo, han



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