August is a month that begs for chilled foods. Lisa Lillien, aka “Hungry Girl,” has been coined the guilt-free guru, offering yummy recipes that won’t derail your diet and today she is sharing with us her recipe for Chilled Grilled Veggie Tuna Salad. This, like most tuna recipes, is nice and light and fixes up fast and easy for lunch or a light dinner option.
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Guilt-Free Chilled Grilled Veggie Keto Tuna Salad
MAKES 1 SERVING
Nutrition Information for entire recipe: 255 calories, 5.5g fat, 680mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 18g sugars, 22g protein
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes
Chilled Grilled Veggie Tuna Salad Ingredients:
8 thin (or 6 thick) asparagus stalks, tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup eggplant cut into 1-inch cubes
One 1/2-inch-thick onion slice, rings intact
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
One 2.6-oz pouch StarKist Tuna Creations(r), Sweet & Spicy
2 tbsp. light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
How To Make Chilled Grilled Veggie Tuna Salad:
Bring a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add asparagus, eggplant, and onion. Cook until slightly softened, 6 – 8 minutes.
Flip veggies, and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes.
Flip tomatoes. Cook until all veggies are soft and slightly blackened, about 2 minutes.
Transfer veggies to a medium bowl. Let cool completely.
Chop onion. Cover and refrigerate veggies until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
Place lettuce on a large plate or in a large bowl and evenly top with chilled vegetables and tuna. Top or serve Chilled Grilled Veggie Tuna Salad with dressing. Yum!
Printable Grilled Veggie Tuna Salad Recipe Without Mayo
I hope you enjoy this tasty tuna salad recipe. I love that this tuna salad has no mayo and it is light and refreshing for the spring and summer. You can do the grilled veggies in a grill pan or even roast them in the oven if you prefer. This is a easy, low carb tuna salad recipe is full of protein and veggies and I think you will enjoy having this healthy and yummy meal up your sleeve.
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