Tuna Salad Recipe for IBS Sufferers - dummies

Tuna Salad Recipe for IBS Sufferers

By Carolyn Dean, L. Christine Wheeler

Tuna salad is an old standard that many people with IBS miss because they can’t find a replacement for the mayo. Michelle Gay found a way to make this a friendly, high-protein snack for those with IBS.

[Credit: © Karimala, 2008]
Credit: © Karimala, 2008

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1 hardboiled egg, diced small

1/4 of an avocado

2 to 3 tablespoons of any plain yogurt

1 teaspoon curry powder (optional)

One 5-ounce can of tuna in water, drained

1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper, or to taste

  1. Place the egg and avocado in a small bowl. Add the yogurt; you may only need 2 tablespoons if your yogurt of choice isn’t very thick. Add the curry powder (if desired).

  2. Add the tuna, salt, and pepper and mash all together.

Add celery, onions, different seasonings, or apples to jazz up this tuna salad even more.

Per serving: Calories 377; Fat 15.5 g (Saturated 3.9 g); Cholesterol 268 mg; Sodium 932 mg; Carbohydrate 7.8 g (Fiber 4.2 g); Protein 50.9 g; Sugar 2.6 g.