Low-Calorie Post-Workout Recipe: Greek Tuna and Asparagus Salad

Low-Calorie Post-Workout Recipe: Greek Tuna and Asparagus Salad
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You may not always be thinking about asparagus after a long workout, but give this Greek tuna and asparagus salad recipe a try and your thinking might change in a big way.

For example, did you know about all the amazing health benefits asparagus is just waiting to provide you? From being loaded with nutrients to possessing anti-aging properties, the highlight ingredient of this salad is as good for you as it is delicious.

And don’t forget to try our first two low-calorie post-workout recipes: Yakitori Pork and Shiitake Kebobs and Chicken Caprese Salad.

Ingredients

  • 25 asparagus tips, about 4” long
  • ½ teaspoon dried, salt-free Greek seasoning (The Spice Hunter)
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Pinch of kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 (5 oz.) can good-quality albacore tuna, in water
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 6 pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat feta cheese

Directions

Serves two.

Steam the asparagus tips to al dente, about 3 minutes. Remove, drain, and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the dressing in a small jar, adding Greek seasoning, Dijon mustard, olive oil, vinegar, agave nectar, water, and kosher salt and pepper. Shake well. Set aside.

To build the salad, line the asparagus spears up on a long platter. Add the tuna on top in small pieces. Sprinkle the tomatoes, olives and feta cheese on top. Drizzle half the dressing over the top. The dressing is enough for four servings is you decide to double the salad.

Optional: add baby lettuce leaves underneath the asparagus tips.

Nutritional Information

Greek Tuna and Asparagus Salad (per serving):

  • Calories 191
  • Protein 22.5g
  • Carbs 6.3g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Fat 8.5g
  • Cholesterol 24mg

Salad Dressing (per serving):

  • Calories 129
  • Protein .058g
  • Carbs 2.4g
  • Sugars 2.1g
  • Fat 13.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg

Stay tuned for our next low-calorie post-workout recipe when we’ll feature Jamaican jerk shrimp tacos with low-carb tortillas.

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Skinny Decadence

Mary Keelan Williams is the author of the cooking blog Skinny Decadence and holds a degree in the culinary arts. Due to her 25 years as a flight attendant, she brings a global flair to her creative fusion recipes.

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