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  • Writer's pictureLisa Webb

Creamy Tuna Lettuce Boats

​Today I have a brand new take on tuna salad for your tasting enjoyment. While most tuna salad recipes use mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt to create the desired creamy consistency, this recipe does something completely different. We are using hummus! And not just any hummus: white bean hummus.


Nutritionally, these Creamy Tuna Lettuce Boats are exactly the type of meal you should be eating to see noticeable improvements in your shape. Albacore tuna is a lean protein that provides essential macronutrients to help your muscles develop and recover from your workouts.


To boost the fiber content we are adding some finely chopped celery, red onion, and parsley in addition to whole grain mustard. Resist the urge to spread this divine tuna salad over toast and give it a try over crunchy butter lettuce leaves instead. Enjoy!



Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com


What you need


Servings: 6


15oz canned albacore tuna, packed in water

½ cup white bean hummus

½ cup celery, finely minced

2 Tablespoons red onion, finely minced

2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced

2 heads butter lettuce


Instructions


1. Drain the tuna and flake into a large bowl. Mix in the hummus, celery, onion, mustard, and parsley.


2. Serve scoops of the tuna mixture on butter lettuce leaves. Enjoy!


Nutrition


One serving equals: 144 calories, 4g fat, 8g carbohydrate, 1g sugar, 209mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 18g protein.

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