Thursday, November 17, 2011

Orange Tuna Salad Sandwich

This is a very nutritious, filling, protein-packed sandwich that I have every week.  It's definitely much healthier than your typical tuna salad sandwich with mayo and cheddar cheese.  I love adding nuts to sandwich salad recipes...anything that adds a crunch is a plus in my opinion.  The orange juice adds just the right amount of sweetness, and the yogurt instead of mayo makes this sandwich very creamy as well.  I have tried his sandwich with lime and lemon juice as different substitutes for the orange, and I each of them.  However, my favorite would have to be the orange juice.  Orange also tastes the best with pecans.  This recipe is also delicious with a handful of chopped orange (or clementines, tangerines, or any other orange-like citrus fruits) slices.

2 slices bread
1 container solid white tuna in water, drained well
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
2-3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons (about a handful) of chopped pecans (optional)

1. Combine the tuna and celery
2. Add the yogurt and orange juice.  Mix well so that there are no big yogurt clumps.
3. Stir in the nuts.
4. Cut in half and enjoy.

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