Crunchy Cabbage Tuna Salad

126 CALORIES6g CARBS3g FAT19g PROTEIN
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Every once in awhile things line up just right. Sometimes its big life things and sometimes its little things like this lunch. I was sitting at my desk last week trying to finish some email and distracting myself with thoughts of lunch. My stomach was growling and I knew I had nothing in the house. I was already envisioning some weird, mish-mash creation that undoubtedly involved the canned beans that are always in my pantry. And then I saw this recipe for crunchy cabbage tuna salad and mentally cheered since I had everything on hand. I lightened up the tuna salad with nonfat yogurt and light sour cream, which I prefer to mayonnaise. And the cabbage is a brilliant idea for adding volume and crunch. It’s perfect, especially with the addition of a thinly sliced jalapeno and green apple if you are feeling frisky.

The Recipe
Crunchy Cabbage Tuna Salad

Crunchy Cabbage Tuna Salad

Adapted from thekitchn.com
PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 5 Min
TOTAL TIME: 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 5 oz. can white tuna, packed in water
  • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 U green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. light sour cream
  • 1 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Use a fork to mix together the tuna, cabbage, and green onion. Add the jalapeno and apple here as well if using.

2

Add the yogurt, sour cream, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 325mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 3g
9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Optional but recommended: 1 thinly sliced jalapeno and/or 1/2 thinly sliced apple
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Linda Macias
June 12, 2022 - 15:20
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I made this sale and it’s delicious and easy to prepare for work
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Diana
February 15, 2022 - 20:51
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OMG this tuna salad was Amazing! I didn't have sour cream so I used a tablespoon of avocado mayo with the Greek yogurt. The diced apple in this made it so delicious. I didn't have a jalapeno but next time I will put one in. I used dried green chili powder instead and seasoned it with Maldon's flaked sea salt and pepper. I ate the entire thing, LOL!
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Jill Doying
January 27, 2016 - 13:30
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The directions for the Crunchy Cabbage Tuna Salad say to add the Jalapeno and apple but those ingredients aren't listed. How much of each do you add? Do you drain the water from the tuna first? I choose the middle ground and drained half the water. I also ended up using a whole small apple chopped and about 2 Tbsp chopped Mild Jalapeño. I loved it! Served it on a Bubba's Skinny Bagel.
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