Tropical Tuna Salad Recipe

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"Slice a few veggies, open a couple of cans and you can put together this hearty salad in just seconds," confirms Helen Myhre of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. "The oranges and pineapple add a hint of sweetness, while water chestnuts add crunch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 2 cups canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 can (12 ounces) water-packed low-sodium tuna, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 205 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss romaine, pineapple, onions, tuna, oranges and water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, soy sauce and lemon juice; pour over salad and toss. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Tuna Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 205 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I give it 5stars no doubt about it was so delicious!!!!! I made it just to try it and it was a great idea! You may not have the same feeling but literately I felt as if I was in the tropics!!!! :)"

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