Tuna Salad

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much fish/seafood in my life as I have on this SIBO diet. I have been a pescetarian (a vegetarian who eats some fish) for over 20 years. I maintain a mostly vegetarian diet with some fish and I do eat some dairy and eggs but not meat. Meat just does not agree with my system so I avoid it. I do enjoy some fish and seafood now and again, from sustainable and organic sources. I’m restricted from most grains and all beans and legumes right now and have been struggling to find allowed protein sources that keep me full, so I have increased my fish/seafood consumption.

I discovered that this simple tuna salad is not only delicious and filling but also quick to make and very portable. I use a delicious all natural mayo made with avocado oil, even though avocados are restricted (all stone fruits are restricted to me right now) – this took some getting used to as I eat an avocado almost everyday – I can eat avocado oil and it is wonderful in this recipe. I also jam packed it with some fresh dill and chives. Normally I would make a more traditional tuna salad with celery and scallions but both of those are off limits to me right now so to pump up the flavour I added fresh herbs.

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I like to use sustainable tuna, Raincoast Trading is my favourite. It’s delicious, sustainable and Canadian. Their website has lots of delicious recipes as well!

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Because I am restricted to white rice only for grains, I’m limited to a few brands of rice crackers. One of my favourite tricks is to slice up rounds of cucumber and use them as crackers. They are fabulous with this tuna salad recipe, especially with the fresh dill.

Serves 2

Prep time 10 min

INGREDIENTS

1 tin tuna – I like Raincoast Trading

1 1/2 tbsp organic mayo – I love Chosen Foods Avocado Mayonaise

1/4 tsp fresh dill, chopped

1/4 tsp fresh chives, chopped

2 mini garlic dill pickles, chopped

8 – 10 crackers – I use rice crackers or Mary’s when I can have them

8 – 10 sliced cucumber rounds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Open and drain tuna, scoop into a bowl
  2. Add the herbs, pickles and mayo and mix well
  3. Scoop onto crackers or cucumber rounds which are an awesome alternative to crackers but still have a crunch to them if you’re looking for something a bit lighter.

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