Spicy Tunacado Sandwich Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy lunch option? This Spicy Tunacado Sandwich is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor while keeping the carbs low. Perfect for a quick meal that doesn’t compromise on taste.

Spicy Tunacado Sandwich:

Ingredients:

  • Safe Catch tuna (known for the lowest mercury levels)
  • 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen avocado mayo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Hero seeded bread (6g protein, 12g fiber, 1g net carbs per slice)
  • Pesto
  • Chili crisp
  • Avocado
  • Jarred jalapenos

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Tuna Mousse: First, gather your ingredients. Safe Catch tuna is a great choice because of its low mercury content, making it a healthy option for frequent consumption.

If you have a food processor, you can use it for this step. However, a mini prep processor works just as well.

  • Add the tuna, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes to the processor.
  • Blend until smooth. This mixture forms a creamy, flavorful tuna mousse similar to the one from Joe and the Juice but with a homemade touch that surpasses any store-bought version.

2. Prepare the Bread: Choose Hero seeded bread for its excellent nutritional profile. Each slice contains 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and only 1 gram of net carbs.

  • Spread pesto on one slice of bread and chili crisp on the other. This combination adds a delightful depth of flavor to your sandwich.

3. Assemble the Sandwich:

  • Spread the prepared tuna mousse evenly on one slice of the bread.
  • Add slices of fresh avocado for creaminess.
  • Place a few slices of jarred jalapenos on top. Be sure to shake off any excess brine to prevent the sandwich from getting soggy.

4. Grill the Sandwich: You can either toast the bread first and then assemble the sandwich or put it all together and use a panini press for a grilled finish. For this recipe, we’re using the Revolution toaster with a panini function.

  • Place the assembled sandwich in the panini maker and set it to the desired setting.
  • Wait until it’s crispy and perfectly grilled.

5. Enjoy: Your Spicy Tunacado Sandwich is now ready. Enjoy this nutritious, high-protein, high-fiber, and low-carb delight!

FAQs

What is Safe Catch tuna? Safe Catch tuna is a brand known for its low mercury content, making it a safer choice for frequent tuna consumption.

Can I use a different type of bread? Yes, you can use any bread you prefer. However, Hero seeded bread is recommended for its high protein and fiber content and low net carbs.

What can I substitute for anchovy paste? You can skip the anchovy paste or substitute it with a bit of fish sauce or extra salt if you prefer.

Is there an alternative to using a panini press? If you don’t have a panini press, you can grill the sandwich in a skillet or toast the bread before assembling.

Can I make this sandwich ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the tuna mousse and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Assemble the sandwich just before eating to ensure it remains fresh and crisp.

What makes this sandwich healthy? This sandwich is high in protein and fiber while being low in carbs, making it a balanced and nutritious meal option.

The Spicy Tunacado Sandwich is a fantastic choice for a healthy, satisfying lunch. With its rich flavors and excellent nutritional profile, it’s sure to become a favorite in your meal rotation. Enjoy this simple yet delicious recipe that brings together the best of taste and health.

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Spicy Tunacado Sandwich

Discover how to make a delicious Spicy Tunacado Sandwich, a high-protein, high-fiber, and low-carb lunch option that’s both healthy and flavorful.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 574 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can tuna drained
  • 1 tablespoon avocado mayo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 slices low carb bread I like Hero
  • 1/2 tbsp Pesto
  • Chili crisp
  • 1/2 Avocado sliced
  • Jarred jalapenos

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Tuna Mousse: First, gather your ingredients. Safe Catch tuna is a great choice because of its low mercury content, making it a healthy option for frequent consumption.
  • If you have a food processor, you can use it for this step. However, a mini prep processor works just as well.
  • Add the tuna, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes to the processor.
  • Blend until smooth. This mixture forms a creamy, flavorful tuna mousse similar to the one from Joe and the Juice but with a homemade touch that surpasses any store-bought version.
  • Prepare the Bread: Choose Hero seeded bread for its excellent nutritional profile. Each slice contains 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and only 1 gram of net carbs.
  • Spread pesto on one slice of bread and chili crisp on the other. This combination adds a delightful depth of flavor to your sandwich.

Assemble the Sandwich:

  • Spread the prepared tuna mousse evenly on one slice of the bread.
  • Add slices of fresh avocado for creaminess.
  • Place a few slices of jarred jalapenos on top. Be sure to shake off any excess brine to prevent the sandwich from getting soggy.
  • Grill the Sandwich: You can either toast the bread first and then assemble the sandwich or put it all together and use a panini press for a grilled finish. For this recipe, we’re using the Revolution toaster with a panini function.
  • Place the assembled sandwich in the panini maker and set it to the desired setting.
  • Wait until it’s crispy and perfectly grilled.
  • Enjoy: Your Spicy Tunacado Sandwich is now ready. Enjoy this nutritious, high-protein, high-fiber, and low-carb delight!

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 574kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 46gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 957mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 15gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 4mg
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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://thisisradiance.com
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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