Keeping on the theme of 6-packs and power meals (I’m on a mission to get rid of my Christmas of indulgence), try this quick Tuna salad, the plating here is because this was my lunch at the restaurant, it needn’t be so fussy at home, but keep the variety of ingredients otherwise in a month you will hate tuna!!
CLASSIC TUNA SALAD
Serves 1 (High protein meal cut down the amount of tuna if it’s just a meal for the family)
– 1 can solid tuna in water
– 2 tbsp reduced fat mayo
– 2 tbsp chopped capers
– 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
– 1 boiled potato
– 1 boiled egg
– 2 tbsp roasted red peppers
– 10 slices of cucumber
– salad leaves
– 5 basil leaves
– 15g rocket
– 5 sprigs flat leaf parsley
Drain your tuna then add the mayo, chopped parsley, capers and loosely combine.
Slice the boiled potato and cucumber and lay it on a serving plate. Scatter the leaves and whole herbs over, followed by the tuna and lastly roasted red peppers and boiled egg. For a low fat dressing combine lemon juice and olive oil. I add some mayo to my dressing for a richer dressing.
It’s important to stress that the quantity of protein in this dish is because of my high protein, low fat, muscle building program, most people would eat less tuna. I don’t give quantities for the salad leaves since some days I load up on them and other days I cut back depending on my mood