Tasty Cashew Tuna Salad Cucumber Bites make for the perfect Whole30-friendly lunch (or snack) and are made in just 10 minutes!
We love easy and simple recipes…especially during the Summer!
Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend outside in nature, on the lake, hiking, at the pool, gardening or however you like to spend your Summer days and nights. In Minnesota, we live for the Summers! One of my intensions for the month of June is to spend at least a 30 minutes of my day outside because I wholeheartedly believe that time in nature is always good for the soul and the mind. I kicked off June first on my front porch with a cup of coffee, then between clinic appointments I snuck in a beautiful morning walk with a friend and later in the afternoon I went to an outdoor boot camp class with a group of ladies in my community (sweating with friends, outside, is so much more fun)! #getoutside
Anywho, I digress….this Cashew Tuna Salad recipe (or a similar variation) has been my new lunch go-to. I love that it’s easy and delicious and gets me in and out of the kitchen fast.
Cashew Tuna Salad Cucumber Bites are made with just 9 simple ingredients.
While this tuna salad recipe is crazy delicious exactly as written, it can be modified to what you have on hand. I always have canned tuna on hand as it is one of my pantry staples – the most convenient source of ‘real food’ protein after all. However, if you don’t have your kitchen stocked with the other 8 ingredients, you’ve got options! No cashews? No problem! Throw in whatever nuts or seeds you have on hand. No broccoli slaw or bell peppers? No problem! Chop and toss in whatever veggies you have on hand and that sound good. No fresh basil? No problem! Any fresh or dried herbs will get the job done. Get it, got it…good!Cashew Tuna Salad - a tasty @whole30 recipe that will get you in & out of the kitchen fast! Click To Tweet
Canned tuna just got a lot more fun and delicious thanks to Safe Catch!
If you’ve been following our blog or Instagram feed you probably have gathered that we love Safe Catch Tuna because there is no uncertainty in the quality of the tuna as well as the levels of mercury. Safe Catch tests every single fish for mercury and they are the only brand to test a stricter mercury limit than the FDA; as a result Safe Catch has the lowest mercury levels of any brand. It truly is a canned tuna you can feel good about eating and feeding to your kids. And unlike most canned tuna on the market, Safe Catch is pregnancy safe.
And it gets even better because they just launched the NEW Seasoned Elite Wild Tuna. They mixed they’re Elite tuna with 6 premium spice blends to create a canned tuna like no other.
Six flavors of tuna that will take your classic tuna salad to the next level of tastiness.
Cashew Tuna Salad Cucumber Bites can be made with the original Elite Safe Catch tuna or add even more flavor with one of the 6 NEW flavors which include: Garlic Herb, Chili Lime, Habanero Mint, Citrus Pepper, Tandoori, or Cajun. I’ve tried them all and all are delicious!
For a more subtle flavor feel free to mix one can or unflavored tuna with one can of seasoned tuna.
Creamy, crunchy, salty deliciousness in every bite.
You’re going to love the combination of flavors that come together in this recipe. The crunch and saltiness from the dry roasted cashews is perfection. And you can’t beat the creaminess of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo – the best! Top the Cashew Tuna Salad on cucumber slices and you’ve got yourself a delicious low-carb, Whole30-friendly lunch!
If you love this recipe, you’ll want to give our Easy Tuna Cakes a try too. Another one of my go-to recipes that’s made with Safe Catch Tuna.
- 2 (5 oz) cans Safe Catch Tuna (recommend 1 seasoned tuna of choice + 1 non-flavored)
- 1/2 cup broccoli slaw, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (or fresh herb of choice)
- 1/4 cup dry roasted cashews, roughly chopped (such as Back to Nature)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/3–1/2 cup mayo (recommend Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo)
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced about 1/4-inch thick
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the cucumber slices. Add additional mayo to achieved desired creaminess.
- Top tuna salad on cucumber slices. Garnish with additional fresh basil and chopped cashews if you wish.
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- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 287
- Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 217 mg
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 20g
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