The apple tuna salad is perfect for my family. Feeding my family can be a challenge at times. Big is currently a body builder, but in the past was a competitor in Strong Woman competitions. Taylor Ann, my daughter, is a pescaterian who leans more on the vegetarian side.
As you can tell, creating great tasting meals that are high in protein is a priority for me. Serving them tasty tuna recipes for lunch or dinner is a great way to make sure they well fed and happy.
Tuna contains about 15 grams of protein per serving and is pretty inexpensive, so I try to serve it when I can. I love to eat tuna straight out of the can, but Big and Taylor Ann like their tuna salads to contain a little something extra!
After scouring the internet for new healthy tuna recipes, I came up with this one. We all loved the crunch of the apples and the sweet tart of the cranberries. This recipe could easily be a healthy lunch or dinner.
APPLE TUNA SALAD
Apple Tuna Salad
- 2 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
- 1 chopped green apple
- 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped
- 1 can of tuna I used Ocean Naturals premium tuna
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil with 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar for dressing
- 1/2 Avocado chopped
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl except for the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Place the torn romaine lettuce on a plate and top with the tuna salad. Combine the last two ingredients and drizzle over the top of the tuna mixture.
You will have 1/2 an avocado left over. I use it as a "bowl" for my salad.
I wondered what to do with the other half of the avocado, so I took about a 1/2 cup of the Apple Tuna Salad and topped the avocado with it. It was so delicious!
Apple tuna salad was made using Ocean Naturals Tuna. I love the clean taste of the tuna. I am also very impressed with the responsible way the tuna is caught. My family does it’s best to respect Mother Nature and I enjoy purchasing from a company that does also.
If you haven’t heard of Ocean Naturals Tuna, a great way to find out more is to stop by their Tuna Tuesday Facebook page and get a change to win some!