Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna joined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!

Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a fan of salads. Note the hint of sarcasm in voice? Seriously, though, I usually eat some type of salad for lunch or dinner, pretty much everyday. While I enjoy a variety of different types of salads, a jazzed up tuna salad is my very favorite!

Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!

Not only are tuna salads delicious and satisfying, but with the right ingredients they can be super healthy. Adding canned tuna to salads and other meals is a great way to increase your intake of lean protein, but that’s not all. The health benefits of tuna fish go way beyond protein.

Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!

Canned tuna is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Omega-3s have even been associated with warding off depression and cognitive decline. The evidence of health benefits is so good that the American Heart Association recommends we eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like tuna, twice a week.

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Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!
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Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Sodium 375.8mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 26%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 9.7g 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:13 1 cup servings
Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 2 (5 oz.) cans tuna
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can sliced black olives drained
  • 1 can sweet yellow corn drained (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce chopped well
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados or 1 large Haas avocado diced
  • For the dressing:
  • cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • cup mayo or use additional Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients together.
  2. In a small bowl stir all dressing ingredients together.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, gradually, as you toss to combine, then gradually add more dressing until salad is coated in dressing. Add salt to taste, as needed.
  4. Serve in a wrap, over greens or dip style with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main, Salad, sandwich
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: best mexican tuna salad, healthy tuna salad, mexican tuna salad

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Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!

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