This is lunchtime comfort food at its finest…a simple paleo tuna salad.
I almost feel guilty calling this one a recipe because it’s so ridiculously easy. Open a can of tuna, mix it with mayo and other stuff you like, then eat it…duh right?
But no matter how creative I try to get with my paleo lunches, there are many days when this basic tuna salad is what I crave the most.
Now as incredibly simple as this recipe is, that doesn’t mean your plating has to be dull and boring.
I’m sure you’ve heard this old saying: “We eat with our eyes first.” So true, right?
If it looks amazing, you can practically taste it before you pick up your fork.
And check this out – a nutritional study done back in the 1970s found participants actually absorbed more nutrients from those meals they thought were the most visually appealing. Crazy huh? [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-uffr1j’]
So while some meals may not be all that creative, there’s almost always a way to perk up your plate. (Artful plating is how the fancy restaurants get you to shell out the big bucks for a baked chicken breast, right?)
For this tuna salad, I added a bed of colorful mixed greens, bright cherry tomatoes, and fresh avocado slices. And it wasn’t just for a photo op…this ensemble is really how I like it.
Oh and by the way, I enjoyed the greens you see here with a very simple lemon vinaigrette you can whip up yourself in a couple of minutes if you like.
Feel free to play around with this recipe to suit your tastes. Want more protein? Add a sliced hard boiled egg to this one. And what if tuna fish isn’t your favorite? No problem…replace it with shredded chicken, canned salmon, smoked trout, or whatever else you’d prefer instead.
So, who’s ready for some lunch? Grab a can opener and get back to basics with this simple paleo recipe for tuna salad. Enjoy! :)