Citrus Tuna Salad

"Easy to put together, this salad is low cal and low fat. No mayo or sour cream. Serve with saltine crackers, baked tortilla chips or tostadas. I like to add a chopped jalapeno (canned) or a good splash of Mexican hot sauce (Tapatio is very good). Adjust the amount of veggies and citrus juice to your taste. This also packs well for lunches as long as it's kept cold."
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  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, adjust the seasoning, and serve.

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  1. Nice change from tuna with mayo! I had romaine salad mix on hand and diced up some green pepper to add instead of the jalapeno. The orange and lime brightened up the tuna and made this a refreshing salad I enjoyed for lunch. Made and reviewed for the Culinary Quest 2016 - Bahamas.
  2. I made a half amount of this and went exactly by the recipe with no pepper's. I enjoyed it for lunch and especially liked the orange and lime addition. It's a very nice change up for tuna and that's something that I use often. Made for Culinary Quest 2016.
  3. This was easy & very good for a quick lunch. I added zest from 1/2 of the orange, added a seeded diced jalapeno, and served in lettuce leaves to roll as a wrap. I liked the tang of the citrus contrasting with the cilantro & jalapeno. Made for Diabetic Tag.
  4. I really liked how fast this went together ~ great for a quick dinner or lunch. Unfortunately I forgot to add the jalapeno to it, though I added a bit of chopped red bell pepper. Made it especially for my DH as he is the tuna eater in the family. He liked it, but definitely said "Add the jalepeno next time". Thanks for posting Mami J ~ made for Spring PAC 2010!
  5. This was a very refreshing salad. I cut the recipe in half for one serving. I tried it with the dressing given which is very light but tasty and also with Recipe #323689. I didn't have any cilantro on hand, but I think that or a tiny bit of diced jalepeno would have been a nice zippy contrast to the other flavors. Thanks Mami Janine for sharing your recipe. Made for ZWT 5 by one of the Cooks With Dirty Faces


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