5-Minute Keto Curried Tuna Salad Recipe
Sometimes it’s fun to spice things up for lunch. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend forever making it. This five-minute keto curried tuna salad recipe gives some zip to your midday meal without tedious kitchen time.
What is Curry?
Did you know that curry is actually a blend of many spices? Curry powders typically contain turmeric, coriander, and cumin; however, the exact blend may differ depending on what it will be used for as well as the geographic region you’re in.
In the U.S., curry powders typically contain a lot of turmeric, which gives it a yellow coloring. (By the way, turmeric has a ton of health benefits, which is why we created our own Turmeric Soothe supplement.)
Curries can be “wet,” with a sauce made from cream, coconut milk, yogurt, legume puree, tomato puree, or sautéed onion.
Note that this recipe calls for curry powder rather than curry paste. Curry paste is typically used to make a sauce or soup.
Health Benefits of Curry
Turmeric-heavy curry contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant. This offers protection against free radicals, sinister players that aim to harm your healthy cells.
Some scientists have taken this concept a step further and performed studies linking higher levels of curcumin consumption protective benefits against cancer.
The antioxidants in curry have another upside – they seem to have preventative powers against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.
While the two teaspoons of curry powder in this recipe probably aren’t going to move the needle much, curry consumption over time may offer protective benefits.
A Note of Caution on Curry
Eaten moderately, there are a lot of positive benefits to eating meals prepared with curry powder. But your health situation may not mesh well with curry.
Talk to your doctor if you’re taking blood thinners, as curry powder is an anti-coagulant. You don’t want to put yourself in a situation of excess bleeding.
You should also find another spice if you have gallbladder problems.
More Keto Salad Recipes
This keto curried tuna salad isn’t the end of the line for keto salads. Use your imagination, or check out my list of keto diet salad recipes for inspiration.
Here’s where it all comes together.
- Drain and flake the tuna in a bowl. Mix with the mayo, curry powder, and dried parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve with a spinach salad or cauliflower rice.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 0 g
- Calories: 520
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 41 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 41 g