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Tuna Salad Surprise

Surprise! No Mayonnaise! This tuna salad is full of flavor and much healthier than the usual tuna salad made with mayonnaise. It is very quick if you have the dressing already made in your refrigerator. Tuna salad will never be the same after tasting this.

Tuna Salad Surprise Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 6 oz cans of light tuna, drained
1/4 cup finely diced celery
3 TBS chopped walnuts
3 TBS chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely minced onion
salt & black pepper to taste
1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 small tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed and chopped

3 medium cloves garlic pressed
1 TBS prepared Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
4 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 oz silken tofu
1/2 tsp Italian herbs
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
*a little water to thin if necessary

  1. Mix tuna, celery, walnuts, parsley, onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Blend dressing ingredients in blender adding oil a little at a time at end (to incorporate.) Blend well to make sure sunflower seeds are ground.
  3. Mix desired amount of dressing with tuna mixture.
  4. Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce with chopped tomato.

    Serves 2

Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure you choose a good quality canned tuna. For best flavor combine 1 can of chunk light tuna and 1 can of solid white tuna. Also, you want to blend this dressing long enough to completely grind the sunflower seeds for a smooth texture.
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