Jicama Tuna Salad Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a dish that is light, refreshing, plus quick and easy to make? This tuna salad is for you! It has all the flavors of Summer and then some! It boasts flavors of lime, cilantro, jicama and celery as added crunch!

I used a combination of jicama and celery to give the salad a nice crunch, but feel free to choose one, or the other, or both! Jicama is super crunchy, but has a slightly sweet delicate flavor. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, get the peeled, pre-cut jicama sticks for easy preparation and to save a lot of time.

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Then stuff the tuna salad in a sweet bell pepper that has been sliced in half with seeds and membranes removed. Don't like bell peppers? Then don't use them. It is just as yummy to eat it straight out of the bowl! Just serve with two additional Greens.

The raw peppers will be crunchy so if you prefer soft cooked peppers, boil the pepper halves for about 5 minutes or until desired tenderness. The pepper halves are also great off the grill! Then stuff the peppers. Both ways are delicious!

Jicama Tuna Salad Stuffed Peppers

7 oz canned tuna, drained (1 Leanest)
1 1/2 Tbsp lite mayo (1 Healthy Fat)
1.5 oz oz avocado, chopped (1 Healthy Fat)*
1/4 tsp Trader Joe's chili lime seasoning or seasoning of choice (1 Condiment)
1 tsp dijon mustard (1 Condiment)
1 tsp lime juice (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper (1/4 Condiment)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped (1/8 Condiment)
1/4 cup celery (37.5 g), chopped (1/2 Green)
1/4 cup jicama (32.5 g), chopped (1/2 Green)
1 bell pepper (149 g) sliced in half lengthwise, top and membrane removed (2 Greens)

Drain canned tuna and measure out 7 oz. Empty into a small mixing bowl and shred with a fork. Add mayo, avocado, chili lime seasoning or seasoning of choice, dijon mustard, lime juice, and black pepper. Mix well. Add cilantro, jicama, and celery. Mix until combined. 

Stuff the two pepper halves with tuna mixture and enjoy! If you prefer your pepper halves soft rather than crunchy, boil your peppers in boiling water for 5 min or until desired tenderness or you can throw them on the grill.

* Don't like avocado? Use 3 tbsp light mayo and omit the avocado. This will count as 2 Healthy Fats.

Makes 1 Serving
Each serving provides:
1 Leanest, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments, and 2 Healthy Fat per Serving

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