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Low-fat Living: Spicy Summer Tuna Salad

Use jalapeños to give summer tuna salad a spicy kick!

Looking for a fresh alternative to boring summer lunches? My personal chef — I mean, husband — has just the recipe. His spicy tuna summer salad, is low on fat but high on flavor. It’s also gluten-free!

Spicy Summer Tuna Salad
by Roger Pence

  • one, 4 oz can of no-drain tuna (preferably Chicken of the Sea, solid white albacore tuna)
  • 2 TBS low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS sweet relish
  • 1-2 jalapeños
  • salt and pepper
  • two fresh beefsteak tomatoes

Use jalapeños to give summer tuna salad a spicy kick!

Carve out the tops of two beefsteak tomatoes (just like you would carve a pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern) and hollow out the middle of each. Save the tops. Set aside.

Add your no-drain tuna to a bowl.

Mix in mayonnaise and sweet relish.

Chop the jalapeños finely, saving a few slices for garnish. Add the chopped jalapeños to taste. For a spicier dish,  include some finely diced white membrane and seeds from the jalapeño.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chill spicy tuna salad and tomatoes for at least one hour.

Stir tuna salad and spoon into the tomatoes. Place on top of greens with grapes or other fresh fruit on the side. Set the tops on the tomatoes, along with a slice or two of jalapeños as garnish.

Spoon tuna salad into the tomatoes, serve on greens with fruit for a light summer lunch with a kick

Makes two servings with only 7 grams of fat each.

Use jalapeños to give summer tuna salad a spicy kick!


  1. Summer eatin’! Yum! Stumbled and pinned!

  2. We love jalapenos but I have never thought about adding them to tuna salad. This will be definitely be on our summer salad list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gorgeous photos and this looks delicious!

  4. Sounds yummy & looks delicious! Great picture Colleen. You’ll have to give me a few tips with my new camera

  5. This looks delicious and perfect for a summer time meal!

  6. Delicious tuna salad.

  7. Yummmmm!!! I love tuna salad!

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