I love a quick and easy lunch. This tuna salad is my go to for days I need a quick lunch to throw together in the morning or during the daily hustle. The blend of balsamic dressing with tuna, berries, and beets is delicious! This recipe is gluten and paleo friendly.Jump to Recipe
Salads are an easy lunch to throw together, and honestly for dinners as well. Mixing and matching the ingredients are so fun and offer an endless amount of options. I recently fell in love with beets. I will frequently buy a package of cooked beets when I am at the store, so I have them on hand for lunches during the week. Beets are a nutritious root vegetable that are used to treat constipation, restlessness, and irregular menstruation. Beets also have a subtle sweet flavor that compliment the strawberries in this salad.
The brand of tuna I use is Wild Planet. Be sure to find a quality source of tuna that is wild caught, water packed, and BPA free. The dressing here is so easy to make. Dressings in general need to be looked at carefully as there are inflammation causing oils that are often used and added sugars and fillers. All-in-all this salad is well balanced with protein, fiber, fat, and greens to keep you fueled for the day ahead. Enjoy!
Spring Tuna Salad
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1 5 oz can of Tuna I use Wild Planet
- 1/2 cup precooked beets
- 1/3 cup chopped strawberries
- 1/3 cup sliced radishes
- 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar I use Primal Kitchen
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Mix all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until well combined
- Arrange all of the salad ingredients into a bowl and top with the dressing. Enjoy!