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!
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!
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.
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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- 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:
- ⅔ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup mayo (or use additional Greek yogurt)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients together.
- In a small bowl stir all dressing ingredients together.
- 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.
- Serve in a wrap, over greens or dip style with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
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