This recipe is dedicated to my beautiful Mom, since she inspires all of my kitchen creations, and Mother's Day is this Sunday!
Whenever I drive from LA to San Diego to see my family, I'm always STARVING by the time I pull in the driveway. No matter how much I eat before my drive, and even though it's only 2 hours, it's like my stomach anticipates my Mom's amazing cooking, and somehow, I am always famished. I park the Prius and go straight to the kitchen to see what kind of snacks she has waiting for me (and she always does!). Usually it's fresh veggies and hummus, a big fruit salad packed with berries, and my favorite Tuna Salad Supreme from Jimbo's to eat with whole wheat pita chips. So when deciding what to make for my Mother's Day recipe, I just had to recreate my favorite tuna salad of all time.
The Jimbo's tuna is tooooo good . . . it's got that perfect crunch, tons of flavor packed in each bite, and it's so light and fresh! The best part is that it's not gushing with mayo (yuck!) like most tuna salads. I've attempted to recreate this Tuna Salad Supreme SO many times, and now I can share it with you, because I finally got it close enough to the point where it cures my Jimbo's tuna cravings while I'm in LA! My favorite way to serve it is with my semi-homemade pita chips, which only take about 10 minutes to make.
1 can white albacore tuna (packed in olive oil or water)
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp fresh dill
1/2 cup cannellini beans
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients well and serve with these:
2 whole wheat pita rounds - cut in triangles
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Spread pita triangles on baking sheet, drizzle olive oil, add salt and pepper, and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until crispy!
This perfect snack serves 3-4.
Enjoy and Happy Mother's Day!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.