Did you know macadamia nuts have the best omega 3:omega 6 ratio of all nuts? There’s an extra crunch in this macadamia nut and fatty tuna salad recipe. Not only is this a great combination of nuts and fish, it stays true to its fatty name.
If you recall our blog on the pros and cons of nuts, we touched on the many benefits of nuts in our diet like:
- Healthy fats
- Low carbohydrates
- Nutrient dense
We also took a look at the best nuts for the low-carb ketogenic diet, and macadamia nuts ranked as having fewer carbs than walnuts, almonds and cashews. On top of all this, macadamias are packed with poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s). PUFAs are associated with health benefits like the reduced risk of stroke, heart disease and autoimmune disorders.
Macadamia Fact of the Day: Macadamia trees were named by the director of Australia’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, to honor his friend and colleague, chemist Dr. John MacAdam. Ironically, MacAdam died onboard ship while en route to taste the nut that was named for him.
Macadamia Nut Fatty Tuna Salad
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1–5oz can Safe Catch Albacore Tuna
- 1 tbsp Primal Kitchen mayo (or One Minute Keto Mayo)
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (sugar free)
- 1/4 cup halved macadamia nuts
- 1 stalk green onion
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 9 slices cucumber
- Salt and Pepper
- Open and drain tuna. Flake tuna into a bowl.
- Add in the mayo, mustard, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Rough chop the macadamia nuts and add them to the bowl.
- Slice the green onion and add it to the bowl.
- Mix well.
- Slice a firm cucumber into 9 thin rounds. Use it to scoop up tuna salad!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 587
- Fat: 47.9
- Carbohydrates: 7.4
- Protein: 38.3