Curried Tuna Salad With Toasted Pecans

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Stress free dinner ready in 15 minutes! This spiced-sweet tuna salad is the perfect combination of Asian and Indian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cans (6 ounces each) tuna in water, drained
1/2
cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 1/2
teaspoons sugar
1
teaspoon curry powder
1/2
cup chopped bell pepper
1/4
cup chopped celery
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and cut into slivers
1
can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
4
slices whole wheat bread, toasted and cut diagonally in half
2
medium unpeeled eating apples, sliced
2
tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 Mix tuna, mayonnaise, sugar and curry powder in medium bowl. Stir in bell pepper, celery, onion, water chestnuts and pineapple.
  • 2 Arrange 2 toast halves on each plate. Arrange apple slices around edge of plate. Place tuna mixture on center of each plate. Sprinkle pecans over tuna mixture.

Expert Tips

“Great low-calorie lunch with a lot of veggies, and the pineapple and toasted pecans make it taste great! I use the tuna in pouches, whole wheat bread with 5 grams of fiber per slice, and add a bowl of berries or peaches.” Lori S.

Be sure to choose tuna that is packed in water, not oil. By choosing water-packed tuna, you can save 70 calories and 6 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving. By combining tuna—already containing Omega-3 fatty acids—with pecans, you get a little more bang for your buck, on the nutrition front.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
690mg
690%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.