Last Updated May 15th, 2018 at 04:57 pm by Lisa
“Mayo-less” SKINNY Italian Tuna Salad Bell Pepper Bowls/ Tortilla Wraps burst with healthy goodness: celery, avocado, capers, basil, parsley, kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
A super skinny bell pepper bowl option, or a garden wrap tortilla..all your choice. And both are yummy!
Is tuna salad a recipe? Not really. But hey, this takes (boring) tuna salad to a whole new level….The mayonnaise is swapped out by avocado and greek yogurt. You won’t miss the mayo, and this is a much healthier.
Each bite is full of crunchy little pops of Italian flavors..and it is so fresh.
- Bell Pepper Bowls: green red, yellow, or orange, bell peppers. Core, clean of seeds, sliced in half.
- Tortilla Wraps: Garden Spinach Herb Mission Tortilla Wraps brand
- 4 small 7 oz cans albacore tuna water packed
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped
- 1/2 cup green onions scallions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons capers chopped
- 4 tablespoons kalamata olives chopped
- 3 tablespoons basil diced
- 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons pepperoncinis chopped
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
- 2 cups celery small dice
- 1 teaspoon celery salt - try homemade!
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
Drain the water from the tuna, place in a large bowl and break up the tuna with a fork.
Remove the pit from the avocado and scoop the avocado halves on a plate. Add the greek yogurt, and press with a fork to combine and blend them together. This is your creamy "mayo"! Set aside.
Add all the ingredients into the bowl: parsley, green onions, capers, kalamata olives, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncinis, dill pickle relish, celery, celery salt, pepper.
Toss until ingredients are well combined, then add the avocado/greek yogurt mixture and mix with a spatula. (You can add more avocado/yogurt to make it creamier if you prefer).
Scoop Italian Tuna Salad into half a bell pepper or spread on a tortilla wrap and roll/slice.
Garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!
Ways to Serve: wrap in butter lettuce cups serve in bell pepper cups roll wraps in colored tortillas serve with celery sticks
Nutrition information is for tuna salad only.
After we made a bowl of Italian Tuna Salad, it disappeared so fast I found myself making an entire large bowl just 2 days later. Then that disappeared too…my husband just asked me, “Hey can we make a big bowl of that tuna salad this weekend?”. Yes, honey, we can make more. LOL.
Even if tuna isn’t your fave, this will change your whole perspective. And when a “skinny” recipe tastes like this good, you might not ever make tuna salad the old way. Most of us are working toward eating better and feeling our best, this is a great meal prep lunch idea to up your game. So go make yourself a nice big bowl, and enjoy all week/weekend. You can also wrap this tuna salad in lettuce or scoop it with celery sticks!
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