Red Quinoa Tuna Salad


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

When it comes to eating healthy and keeping my weight down, my willpower is strong until carbohydrates come into play. Diets low in carbohydrates are typically best for staying healthy and thin, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut out carbs altogether. This salad is high in protein and low in carbs, but the quinoa will keep you full.

What you’ll need:
1 can tuna in water, drained
1 cup red quinoa
1/3 cup baby carrots
1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1/4 cup endive
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
1/4 cup sweet hot red peppers
2 tbsp white balsamic vinaigrette

Cook the quinoa.

While the quinoa is cooking, chop the carrots and endive. Slice the tomatoes, peppers, and olives.

Once the quinoa is finished cooking, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well before serving.