Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

This is a very quick and easy lunch to prepare but is full of flavour. You can even used canned salmon for something different.

CAL P/SERVE
182
kJ P/SERVE
760
FAT P/SERVE
2.7g
CARBS P/SERVE
11.9g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
24g
SUGAR P/SERVE
5.5g
SODIUM P/SERVE
233g
FAT
%
0.9%
ENERGY RDI%
8.7%

Tuna is naturally low in saturated fat and full of healthy nutrients making it the perfect diet food.

If you would like to use flavoured tuna - go ahead, just don't forget to use tuna that has been packed in water instead of oil.Any type of lettuce leaves can be used for this recipe, cos, iceberg just to name a few. Olives can be added for extra flavour too.

This recipe is low fat, low sodium, low sugar, low carb and high protein.

Ingredients

  • 2 x small can tuna (95g), drained  
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup butter beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 red capsicum, diced
  • Squeeze of half a lemon
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 4 lettuce cup leaves
  • Cracked pepper

Method

  1. Place tuna, tomato, carrot, beans, capsicum and carrot in a mixing bowl.
  2. Season with cracked pepper and fresh lemon juice and if you like a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  3. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate or small bowls.
  4. Arrange tuna salad mix on top.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Table

Servings: 2 Serving size:287g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 760 kJ 265 kJ
  182 Cal 63 Cal
Protein 24 g 8.4 g
Fat, total 2.7 g 0.9 g
- Saturated 0.9 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 11.9 g 4.1 g
- Sugars 5.5 g 1.9 g
Sodium 233 mg 81 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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