Friday, April 25, 2008

Maria's Mexican Tuna

For those of you who read this post, you will know of my current goal to eat a little better and get back into my "measuring pants." I don't really believe in scales for it is not the number that is important to me but how I look in my clothes and I hate the dreaded "D" word. So let's just call it food modification both in the type of food and portion. For me low-carb seems to work fairly well.

So this is the first post in the purposely low-carb set that I hope to maintain at least until I go to NY or fit in my "measuring pants".

Maria is my nanny. She comes once a week to watch the kids so I can work on my freelance graphics or my stationery line. Maria is from Mexico and is very sweet with the kids. She and I enjoy sharing recipes and food tips. I haven't tasted much of what she cooks but the few things that she has made are great. I have a feeling she makes a mean Mexican dinner!

The other day, Maria asked if I wanted some of the Tuna she made. I have to say I was blown away and never thought of doing tuna in this fashion. She made it all from things in my pantry. She used a can of tuna (I usually buy white albacore in water). To this she added a little mayonnaise and stirred it up. Then she tossed in chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño (I had a can of jalapenos that she used but fresh would be good too) and diced avocado. Of course it was seasoned too- salt and pepper to taste. She stirred it all up and served it on a plate with tortilla chips and crackers.

I recreated it the other day and put it in a lettuce cup to avoid the carbs. It was packed with flavor and filled me up nicely! I highly recommend trying it. If you like it REALLY spicy, add more jalapeño or if you are not into the heat, substitute mild green chiles for the jalapeño.

8 comments:

Emily said...

Yum I thik I might try this for lunch tomorrow! I think I will sub plain yogurt in for the mayo.

The Committee said...

That sounds so good, I love tuna salad.

Visit ToDay said...

I don't like tuna :p
But i'll try it then. Looks interesting huh :D

Tartelette said...

That looks so fresh and delicious! That will be dinner this week!

Betty C. said...

This looks absolutely delicious...something to try for the nice days that I hope are coming up here in SW France.

Nicole said...

Emily- Yogurt would be a healthier alternative. Good choice.

The Committee- Welcome!

Visit Today- Try it or substitute shredded chicken!

Tartlette- Welcome! Let me know how you like it.

Betty- Thank you. It is very satisfying.

Jared said...

I normally don't pay too much mind to Tuna salad but this sounds really good. Can't go wrong with spicing things up.

Nicole said...

Hey Jared! I love spice too. It always makes things taste better.