Consider this dinner another adventure in keeping the stove off for the summer!
I ❤ tuna salad but I don’t eat it very often because mayonnaise is not great for health! I found this Food Network Kitchen recipe for “Italian,” mayo-free tuna salad, and I was really pleased. Mayo is replaced with lemon juice and olive oil. Basil, olives, and sundried tomatoes (along with red onion and celery) make it Italian.
I doubled the recipe and omitted the capers to reduce the sodium. While I doubled the other ingredients, I did not double the olives again to reduce sodium and to make the olives special. I also advise seasoning with additional salt carefully – the amount of salt in tuna varies considerably by brand. When I put it between two pieces of bread (aka sandwich), I added a combo of baby kale, chard, and spinach along with a few slices of avocado.
The Perfect Heart Healthy Tuna Salad Sandwich
- Italian Tuna Salad from Food Network Kitchens (omit the capers)
- sliced avocado
- handful of mixed greens
- whole grain bread
- cucumbers, carrots, or snap peas for a healthy sammy side
I was impressed with how the salad held together – mayo is not necessary to bind!
Eat your greens!