I feel almost silly for posting about Buffalo Tuna Salad because it really isn’t a recipe. It’s just something I threw together and the tuna is my pantry and Wham! I tasted it and was like… dang — that is good and why isn’t the rest of the world making Buffalo Tuna Salad? They just don’t know. They just don’t know. And obviously the responsibility for getting the word out falls to me.
So here I am in bed. Bed is reserved for ice cream and chocolate bon bons and cookie dough and foods of heartbreak. But here I am in bed, I guess we could say on the bed and I have Buffalo Tuna Salad on my bedside table and I’m just dipping into it whenever I feel like it. Crudite is the healthy choice. It also cuts down that buffalo spice. But since I’m typing and I’m on the bed, I’m thinking clean in the way to go and I’m just spooning straight Buffalo Tuna to the face. It’s a good morning.
Yep. I’m eating it for breakfast. Maybe not the obvious breakfast choice, but A) I do what I want and B) I do what I want.
Here’s why Buffalo Tuna Salad makes a good breakfast:
- Health Powerhouse. Tuna has those omega-3 fatty acids. Otherwise, it’s pretty much straight protein.
- All of the above means that it’s going to keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Maybe longer. And especially if you eat yours with crudite.
- It’s spicy, so you’ll drink more water. That’s how I work anyway.
Those are pretty much the same reasons that Buffalo Tuna Salad also makes a great lunch and snack and dinner too. Pre-workout? Won’t slow you down. Post-workout? You really can’t choose a better recovery food.
I started out nice and easy — a 5-minute summer salad to eat during bikini season — but next thing you know, I’ll be making a hot, crock-pot style, cream cheesy Buffalo Tuna Dip, and you’re gonna wanna get in on that one too.
Buffalo Tuna Salad
Kick it up a notch with Buffalo Tuna Salad. Only 5 minutes to a protein-packed, low carb, gluten free, sugar free lunch or snack.
- 2 cans tuna, packed in water drained
- 3 tablespoon light mayo (I prefer Hellman's)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce or more, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and black pepper to taste
- chopped chives or scallions for serving
- fresh vegetable crudite for serving
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together tuna, mayo, wing sauce, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir in or sprinkle with chopped chives or scallions. Serve with fresh vegetable crudite, like carrots, celery, and cucumber.