Jul 252010

Sunday morning’s swim was relaxing as opposed to being a strenuous workout; mostly because I woke up sore from Saturday’s weight lifting. I didn’t push myself and just let my body tell me how fast I could go. After 45 minutes in the pool, I relaxed in the hot tub, steam room and sauna for a bit.

I went to a friend’s house for lunch. She needed help unpacking after her move so she bribed me with yummy curry tuna salad. 🙂 Instead of a sandwich, we put the tuna salad on top of lettuce and a scoop of cottage cheese and called that lunch. It was delicious!

For dessert she got an “Extra Sweet Tuscan cantaloupe”. It’s really good and much sweeter than regular cantaloupe!

This isn’t the exact recipe that my friend used because she never cooks from a recipe and it changes every time!

Curried Tuna Salad

Canned albacore tuna (drained)

chopped green onion

chopped red pepper

chopped apple

chopped onion

chopped celery

mayo (or plain yogurt)

curry powder



I’ve recreated something similar on my own and I add shredded carrots and pickle to it too. I love the idea of just putting it on top of a salad instead of eating it as a sandwich. Saves a lot of calories! And it was so filling I really didn’t need the cantaloupe with it.

Is Tuna good for you?


  1. Tuna, like other fish, is full of omega-3 fatty acids. These help to eliminate erratic heart beats, and that lowers the risk of blood clots and heart attacks.
  2. Triglycerides

  3. Triglycerides are a type of fat that–when present in great amounts–contributes to high cholesterol. Eating tuna lowers the triglyceride content in a person to normal, healthy amounts.
  4. Stroke

  5. Since eating tuna helps prevent blood clots and also improves blood flow, it can help prevent strokes. Eating only 1 to 3 servings a month is enough to lower the risk of stroke in a person.
  6. Skin

  7. The omega-3 count in tuna is greatly beneficial to skin care. It helps to reduce inflammation, which helps reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
  8. Liver

  9. Tuna is a good source of selenium as well as omega-3. This is important in liver health, which helps to promote detoxification of the body.

QUESTION: Do you have a really good tuna salad recipe? Share it!

About Lisa Eirene
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

  4 Responses to “Curried Tuna Salad Lunch”

  1. That sounds really good, especially with the fruit in it. I usually stick to a basic tuna salad, with mayonnaise and some freshly cracked black pepper. Sometimes I squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, if I have it on hand.

  2. I love tuna salad. I just made a recipe last week for a chilled tuna pasta salad with summer squash and spinach. It was delicious!

    I love the idea of using curry powder in it. I used to make a curry chicken salad pretty often when i ate chicken, but never thought to do it with tuna!

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