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    Smile Spicy Mexican Tuna Salad

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    I stumbled upon this while looking for a primal enchilada sauce recipe. I'm tired of the regular old tuna salad so I made this tonight and it might be the best tuna salad I have ever eaten (or either I was just really hungry). Use primal mayo if you have it and leave out the tortillas. I didn't have any primal mayo so I used the regular. I tried the hot sauce on it, but felt like it covered the flavor of the lime, tomatoes and cilantro too much. I also didn't use the lettuce.

    Spicy Tuna Salad Recipe
    Ingredients:

    2 Cans tuna
    2 Serrano chiles minced
    1 Medium tomato diced
    1 Small onion diced
    1 Medium avocado diced
    1 Medium carrot shredded
    3 Sprigs of cilantro diced
    2 Cups lettuce finely shredded
    4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
    Juice from 2 limes
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Hot sauce – Try Cholula

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    Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.

    Tuna Salad Recipe Serves 4-6

    I removed all of the non primal ingredients, but the original recipe can be found here.

    http://mexicanfoodie.com/spicy-tuna-salad/

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    Sounds great. I was lazy. For lunch I had a handful of lettuce, one package of tuna and an avocado. I'm sure yours was better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    Sounds great. I was lazy. For lunch I had a handful of lettuce, one package of tuna and an avocado. I'm sure yours was better.
    It was awesome. I am really surprised by how good it was and will be eating this several days a week now. I'm getting real tired of eggs. Now I need to find a good tuna brand. If anyone has any suggestions please post them. I am still eating the Starkist tuna in olive oil. I don't think the one in sunflower oil is primal.

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    I am trying to figure out which companies use BPA in their cans. Apparently Trader Joe's tuna is in BPA-free cans. I have been using the water-packed tuna in pouches. Not sure if they have BPA. Olive oil is primal, sunflower not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    I am trying to figure out which companies use BPA in their cans. Apparently Trader Joe's tuna is in BPA-free cans. I have been using the water-packed tuna in pouches. Not sure if they have BPA. Olive oil is primal, sunflower not.
    I ordered this last night and I hope it doesn't taste like shit. There is no oil of any kind in it so I will have to add some olive oil. Not sure about BPA-free cans though.

    Wild Planet Sustainably Caught Wild Skipjack Light Tuna, 5 Ounce Cans (Pack of 12): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

    Edit: Just checked their website and the cans are BPA-free.
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    I ate this for lunch today, minus the lettuce and carrots. It was really great! I mixed the "sauce" first - mayo, hot sauce (I used sriracha) and lime juice. Then added the tuna and mixed it in, breaking it up with a fork. Then folded in the onion, tomato, cilantro, chiles. Salt and pepper to taste. Gently folded in the avocado chunks last. Delicious!

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    ^^I ate it again last night. It seems to get better with more and more lime.

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    This turned out awesome, I doubled the recipe so we would have enough for dinner - suddenly the bowl doesn't look deep enough

    I used cayenne for the extra kick instead of the hot sauce so it doesn't cover up the flavor of the lime and ditched the carrots because I have a carrot allergy - I guess I will find out soon enough if cilantro falls into that category (parsley does).

    But I am really digging this salad, thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyfoot View Post
    This turned out awesome, I doubled the recipe so we would have enough for dinner - suddenly the bowl doesn't look deep enough

    I used cayenne for the extra kick instead of the hot sauce so it doesn't cover up the flavor of the lime and ditched the carrots because I have a carrot allergy - I guess I will find out soon enough if cilantro falls into that category (parsley does).

    But I am really digging this salad, thanks for sharing!
    I may have to try this, but its already kind of hot with the serrano. Its so easy to make and thats one of the best points.

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