Sunday, July 24, 2011
I've been experimenting with a few of the recipes from the NROL4W book. I made their Avocado-tuna Salad. It was delicious!! I'm totally hooked on it. It's filling and the flavors work really well together. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and I like that all the ingredients are 'halved' so you can make this salad for 2 people - or just save the other half for the next day.
1/2 Hass avocado (3 oz.), peeled and cubed
1/2 small cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 fresh red tomato, diced
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 6-oz. chunk light tuna in water, drained
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
1 tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried
1 tbsp. minced fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried
Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
25 grams protein
32 grams carbs (14 g fiber)
16 grams fat (2 grams saturated)
Unfortunately I didn't have black beans so I used Cannellini beans instead. It's actually 5calories more, but 3 g less in fat and 1 g less in carbs. I also added a tablespoon of lemon and a pinch of pepper.
I'm not much of a food photographer - but this is what it looked like: