Did you see Friday’s Strange But Good?
The mystery stranger was a Curried Apple Tuna Salad. You guys know I’m a fan of the sweet and savory. This recipe is a perfect storm!
The tuna salad my mom made for lunch after church on Sunday’s always included apple. I stopped eating seafood for years, but I always enjoyed the crispness of chopped apple in salads. When I was looking for a new way to jazz-up my tuna salad, it was an obvious addition.
Mom also added a boat-load of mayo to our tuna (Hellman’s not Duke’s). Mayo is certainly NOT on my diet these days. No big deal – I haven’t liked the stuff for years. But I do need something to add moisture to my tuna, and to make the flavor less like… errrr… canned tuna.
The sauce I came up with is a rich tahini curry. Tahini’s sweet sesame flavor is perfect with a little nuttiness from nutritional yeast. Both are natural pairs with the warm, almost ginger-like curry powder.
Turmeric is a big component of yellow curry powder. I’ve always loved the flavor, but it is also a great source of antioxidants. Just a teaspoon of curry powder has as many antioxidants as ½ cup of red grapes!
Arugula is one of my favorite greens. In fact, it may be my absolute favorite. Its peppery taste is perfect with curry, and the sweet apple balanced those stronger flavors.
This is an awesome tuna salad for those who don’t particularly like tuna salad.
Recipe at bottom.
This week we moved up to doing 15 reps of each exercise. You wouldn’t think 3-5 more reps would make a big difference, but I assure you it DOES! Between that and the 100 pull-ups, I stayed sore all week. It hurts so good.
Saturday I picked out my suit (if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the fabric), and this week I need to go find costume jewelry and get some super-dark make up for my soon-to-be orange skin. The sodium cut and the pull-ups are working. I’m really starting to see a difference in my body. It’s pretty cool… though I have a lot to work on in the next 19 days. Time is flying!
Workout Recap (10/8 – 10/14):
- Monday – Chest/Bis, 100 pull-ups, Calf raises, 2 mile incline walk
- Tuesday – Shoulders/Glutes, 1.5 mile incline walk
- Wednesday – Back/Tris, 100 pull-ups, Calf raises, 1.75 mile incline walk
- Thursday – Shoulders/Glutes, 100 pull-ups, 2 mile walk
- Friday – Chest/Bis, 100 pull-ups, Calf raises, 1 mile walk
- Saturday – Legs (with trainer)
- Sunday – Back/Tris, 100 pull-ups, Calf raises, 2 mile walk
Curried Apple Tuna Salad
- 2 oz canned Albacore tuna*
- 1/2 apple, diced
- 1/2 C arugula
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp tahini
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
Combine the tuna, apple, and arugula in a bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients with enough water to form a sauce. Pour sauce over the tuna mixture and stir to combine.
*Note: Tempeh would work well here to make this vegan.
Makes 1 serving, easily doubled.
I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.
Do you like tuna salad?
Was there a dish your family had on certain days of the week?