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Anti-inflammatory Curried Tuna Salad

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I make this on those days that I didn't get enough sleep the night before.. or when I'm just really stressed out. The ALA, DHA, and EPA Omega-3s, coupled with strongly anti-inflammatory vegetables and herbs really make me feel better! Oh, yeah, and it's tasty as heck.

Anti-inflammatory Curried Tuna Salad

-Wild Planet brand no-salt Albacore Tuna - 2 cans, juice retained (total of 10 oz)
(This brand has 6 times more omega-3s and much less mercury: ).

Note: You can use any tuna you like, just add less salt if your tuna comes pre-salted.

-Helman's Real Mayo with Olive Oil - 6 Tbsp
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tsp
-Sweet Curry Powder - 1 Tbsp or to taste
-Cayenne Pepper - only if you like it spicy. I used 1/2 tsp
-Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
-Dash salt and pepper to taste
-Fresh minced garlic - 1-2 cloves
-Fresh minced ginger - to taste
-Minced celery - 2 stalks
-Minced carrot - 1 medium
-Minced red onion - 1/4 cup
-1/4 cup ground walnuts
-1/4 cup red raisins
-Fresh, chopped cilantro and lime juice to garnish

1. Mix the Mayo and dry spices with the garlic and ginger. Taste the resulting sauce and adjust spices according to taste. If you do not have sweet curry powder, consider adding a tsp of sugar or other sweetener.

*Note: if using fresh garlic and ginger, their tastes will become more pronounced the longer the tuna salad sits in your fridge.

2. Mince the carrot, celery, and onion as finely as possible and stir them into the sauce.

3. Add tuna to the sauce (do not drain it or you will lose the Omega-3s! I use unsalted tuna to cut back on sodium). If the tuna salad is not the consistency you like, you can add more Mayo or Olive Oil at this point.

4. Add the walnuts, raisins, chopped cilantro, and lime uice, and give it a quick stir.

5. Enjoy! Try it:
-for lunch as a sandwich or wrap with cucumber and spinach
-over salad greens with whole grapes
-packed into half of a red bell pepper for a low-carb meal
-spread over a piece of toast with a small drizzle of honey

Serving Size: Makes 4 generous sandwich-sized servings or 6 small ones (nutrition info is for 1/4 batch)


Nutrition per Serving:
Calories 345.2
Total Fat 22.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Sodium 430.7 mg
Potassium 428.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Protein 22.1 g

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATSNKT 11/7/2013 7:06PM

    Delicious! Thanks.

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BOOKWORM27S 8/28/2012 12:11PM

    That looks so good! I love curry!

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MYOWNHERO 8/27/2012 9:21PM

    Yummmmmmmmm I'm gonna look for that brand of tuna! :D

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BABBINA 8/25/2012 3:34AM

    thx u sooo much for this recipe, i just know its super delicious just from the spices you used. And so versatile as it its uses. I love making stuff that could last for various meals, for days, less preparation needed that way, awesome! Gosh, salivating so hard now over some darn tuna. Love how u can still satisfy yr palate w/o sacrificing the healthiness factor of yr food choices. Gotta luv it!!

Comment edited on: 8/25/2012 3:42:07 AM

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SHARJOPAUL 8/23/2012 5:58PM

    WOW sounds great!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/23/2012 2:57AM

    Thanks for posting these great Recipes !

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JUSTBIRDY 8/22/2012 5:08PM

    it looks really great!

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-LINDA_S 8/22/2012 4:56PM

    Thanks! Sounds very yummy!

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KIPPER15 8/21/2012 9:33PM

    Have to shop tomorrow. I am going to pick up the ingredients I don't already have and enjoy this for lunch. thank you for sharing. YUM. emoticon

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MCJULIEO 8/21/2012 8:00PM

    I NEED this...



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    Thanks so much for taking the time to post this - it looks really tasty - I can't wait to try it.

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ELLENBERRY 8/21/2012 3:02PM

    This sounds amazing. Can't wait to make it tonight! emoticon

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RADFEN 8/21/2012 1:55PM

    Love the spices in this salad! I may have to play with this recipe.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/21/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon yum!

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SHANSHE 8/21/2012 12:51PM

    sounds yummy! thanks for sharing

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