Do you know that you can control your weight by including a tuna salad in your daily food plan? Actually, a 3-ounce serving of cooked yellow fin tuna provides 25 grams protein, or 50 percent of the daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. It contains only 110 calories. Instead of fatty meats, if you choose tuna for your protein source it can help you control your weight.
Of course, the calories you get from your tuna meal depend on how you prepare it. For example, a serving of tuna salad with mayonnaise can have hundreds of calories. That’s why today we share a very healthy and easy to prepare recipe for tuna salad combined with corn and leeks.
- 1 Canned tuna in pieces
- 300 Grams of cooked corn
- 1 leek
- 2 lemons
- 1 Tablespoon marinade (chopped garlic, mixed with fresh chopped parsley and topped with cold-pressed olive oil)
Finely chop the leeks and pour into a bowl of salad. Add salt, pepper, corn and tuna (well drained of oil previously). Mix all ingredients with marinade and lemon juice. Stir and season to taste.
This salad can be consumed in this form or can be topped with fresh lettuce.