August…the hottest month of the year! Currently, with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius in Malta, it might become a continuous struggle to cook nutritious meals. And, it is understandable! This heat is leaving everyone exhausted with an attitude of ‘I don’t want to do anything!’ Usually, I love summer as I don’t suffer from heat but this year I have to admit that I want it to pass as quickly as possible. If, you are experiencing the same feelings about summer this year and you don’t feel like cooking I have the perfect recipe prepared for you. This Tuna Salad recipe is perfect for this period of time as it doesn’t involve any cooking. It is quite quick and easy to prepare in fact it takes only 15 minutes.
In addition, this tuna salad is full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. It is rich in vitamin A, Bs, C and E from the vegetables. It is also rich in omega-3 from the tuna and almonds. Omega-3 rich foods are important in our diet as they lower cholesterol, reduces the risks of heart problems and optimize proper mental function. This recipe is also rich in anti-oxidants such as capsanthin, violaxanthin, lutein, quercetin and luteolin. These are important for proper immune function and to prevent cancerous cell formation in our body by reducing oxidative stress.
Serves 4 persons
Preparation time: 15mins
Chill time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
- 150g light sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 80g peas
- 80g celery
- 80g green bell peppers
- 60g onions
- 60g olives
- 360g canned tuna
- Lettuce leaves
- 60g toasted almonds
- Put the sour cream, lemon juice, peas, celery, pepper, onion and olives in a bowl.
- Cover the bowl and chill for 30 minutes up to 4 hours.
- Place some lettuce at the bottom of a plate.
- Mix the tuna with the chilled mixture prepared in the first step.
- Put the mixture on the lettuce and sprinkle some almonds.
Other similar recipes:
Avocado Salad with Feta Cheese
Healthy Drinks suggestions with this recipe:
Alcoholic Pear Harbor Cocktail
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