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Curry Tuna Salad

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup(s)

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 165

Total Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 480mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 20g

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Make this for: Lunch

Category: Seafood

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)


Try this for a different tuna salad. The taste of curry and the crunch of water chestnuts make this especially good. Recipe courtesy of Quick Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

What you'll need

  • 1 tsp. dried or 1 tablespoon fresh minced onion
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 can (6 ounces each) water pack tuna, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. lite soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 pkg. lettuce leaves


  • Step 1
    Mix onion with lemon juice and let set for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Combine tuna and water chestnuts in a small bowl.
  • Step 3
    Make dressing by mixing mayonnaise, onion, lemon juice, soy sauce, and curry. Combine dressing with tuna and water chestnuts. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
  • Step 4
    VARIATION: Toasted Tuna Sandwich- Spread 1/2 cup of tuna salad on half of a toasted whole-grain English muffin. Heat under broiler until hot.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1
  • Meat/Meat Substitutes: Lean: 3