Tuscan Tuna Salad – Bariatric Soft Recipe

Steph Wagner

April 16, 2015

Tuscan Tuna Salad – Bariatric Soft Recipe

 

Tuscan Tuna Salad - Low Carb and Bariatric Friendly Recipe. Great for lunch or if you need to be on a softer diet (omit some veggies) This recipe originated from the Spring 2015 edition of Kraft Food & Family (entitled Mediterranean Tuna Tartine). Food & Family one of my very favorite cooking magazine and I highly recommend subscribing! When you are looking for a newer flavor than the traditional tuna salad, this is a great option. There is no mayo but instead using Fat Free Italian dressing and the flavors of fresh produce like lemon and parsley.

If you are on a Bariatric Soft Liquid Diet you will need to omit some of the extras in this recipe until you are cleared for veggies. Follow your program guidelines on how to advance your diet appropriately after Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery. Just with lemon juice and Italian dressing you can still get a fun new flavor!

If you have no restrictions on vegetables the full recipe uses red onion, roasted red pepper and freshly chopped parsley. I served it over a tomato slice. It was a refreshing and protein packed lunch!

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Tuscan Tuna Salad - Low Carb and Bariatric Friendly Recipe. Great for lunch or if you need to be on a softer diet (omit some veggies)

Tuscan Tuna Salad - Bariatric Soft Recipe

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna, packed in water and drained
  • 1/4 cup Fat Free Italian dressing
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted red pepper (jarred)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • zest of one lemon
  • Tomato slices for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the tomato slices.
  • Scoop tuna salad over a tomato slices and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Tuna Salad - Bariatric Soft Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 459mg20%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 261IU5%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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