Healthy Tuna Salad with Hummus

Add some tang and creaminess to your next tuna sandwich with some hummus and avocado. Unlike many high-fat dips and spreads, humus provides a number of essential vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber that will help keep you feeling full for longer. This brilliant combination of flavors is a guaranteed delicious omega-loaded sandwich you’ll want to make again!

Tuna Salad with Hummus

Makes 8 servings

Image reprinted with permission from thecozyapron.com and www.healthyaperture.com

Image reprinted with permission from thecozyapron.com and http://www.healthyaperture.com

Ingredients 

2 12 oz cans light tuna packed in water, drained

½ C tomatoes, chopped

½ C celery, chopped (about 2 stalks)

½ C spinach, chopped

½ C avocado, chopped (about ½ large avocado)

¾ C roasted garlic hummus

½ lemon, juiced

pepper to taste

Serve with:

whole wheat pita bread, ½ per person

romaine lettuce

Directions

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Stir to combine.  Scoop into pitas with romaine lettuce, if desired.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 167

Fat: 6.5g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 24mg

Sodium: 5mg

Carbohydrate: 5g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 21.5g

Calcium: 21mg

Note:  Nutritional analysis is for tuna salad alone and does not include whole wheat pita bread

  

Recipe provided courtesy of Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD www.RebeccaScritchfield.com @ScritchfieldRD

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Rebecca!
    This tuna recipe is great! I love tuna especially in salad and in sandwich! Could you help me create a dish where in I can combine tuna with other veggies and possibly fruits? You think it’s possible?

  2. […] the ingredients together and, unlike mayo, isn’t laden with saturated fat and sodium.  This healthy tuna salad with hummus and avocado is a regular staple in my house.  Serve it in a whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and […]

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