Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad


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Warm weather calls for a light lunch and the kids and I love spiralized veggies with fish!

Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto SaladSpiralizing is such a fun way to prep veggies for salads and soups. For this lunch, I simply add a layer of fresh citrus to my Spinach Pesto.

I love how easy it is to throw lunch together when I have Wild Planet wildcaught fish in the pantry. The kids love their Albacore, pink salmon, even the sardines! And if you’re concerned about tuna and sustainability, rest assured that Wild Planet is a fantastic ethical source, ranked #1 by Green Peace!

Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad

Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Paleo, AIP
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2-4
Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad is a perfect dish to serve for lunch during summer!
  • Lemon Spinach Pesto:
  • Zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 4 ounces organic spinach, destemmed
  • 1 handful of organic parsley, destemmed {optional addition: 1 handful of organic cilantro}
  • 3 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 6 cloves organic garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad:
  • 1 can Wild Planet Albacore tuna
  • 2 organic zucchinis, ends removed and spiralized
  • 2 organic carrots, ends removed and spiralized
  • ¼ cup Lemon Spinach Pesto
  1. Lemon Spinach Pesto Directions:
  2. Pulse the lemon zest, spinach, parsley, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt in food processor until the spinach leaves are finely chopped. Slowly stream in olive oil and continue blending until pesto is smooth.
  3. Refrigerate or freeze in a Mason jar.
  4. Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad Directions:
  5. In a medium skillet, sauté spiralized vegetables for just a few minutes over medium heat with your fat of choice {I used coconut oil}. Remove to a medium bowl.
  6. Toss sautéed "noodles" with Lemon Spinach Parsley Pesto, coating thoroughly and plate.
  7. Lightly break up and divvy the Albacore. Season to taste with sea salt.

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  3 comments for “Tuna with Lemon Spinach Pesto Salad

  1. June 8, 2014 at 9:18pm

    Hey, I have a can of that tuna! I think that means I’ll have to try this recipe out for myself 🙂

    • June 9, 2014 at 5:44pm

      I never thought I’d be partial to a tuna brand, but really – Wild Planet tuna is the best I’ve ever tasted! If you do make this, let me know what you think 🙂
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