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Insulin Resistance Recipe: Now THAT’S a Tuna Salad!


I love tuna salad, but not your momma’s version with mayo, onions, and celery.  My recipe is chock full of veggies that will nourish your body, balance your blood sugar, and help heal your insulin resistance.

You may have heard, tuna can have mercury in it and should be eaten twice a week MAX.  I only eat tuna once or twice a month, just my pre-caution (See the EPA’s INFO). But, I do have a strategy with my recipe design – surprised?   I add a BUNCH (no pun intended!) of cilantro.  Cilantro is known the chelate (take out) mercury from the central nervous system.  Tomatoes being high in Vitamin C helps get the mercury OUT of the body.  The vitamin E in the olive oil helps protect your brain too!   Ahhhh, foods are always the best medicine.

“Now THAT’S a Tuna Salad” Recipe


1 cucumber

¼ onion or 3 scallions

1 medium tomato

2 cans of tuna

1 bunch of cilantro

4 stalks of celery

2 tblsp olive oil

1/3 cup Latin Lemonaise (from The Ojai Cook)

Salt and pepper


Chop up cucumber, tomato, celery, cilantro, and onion (scallion) and add to a bowl.  Flake apart tuna and add to vegetables.  Dress with olive oil and mayo. Mix all together so dressings are evenly distributed.  Salt and pepper to taste.

* Latin Lemonaise is readily available in local grocery stores, often found in the health food section.  If you do not have access to this brand, zip up regular mayo or Vegenaise with chili, jalapeños, cumin, garlic, mustard, cayenne, and some freshly squeezed lemons and lime.

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2 Responses to “Insulin Resistance Recipe: Now THAT’S a Tuna Salad!”

  1. Sandy says:

    I hate and get sick if I eat cucumbers and cilantro—so—how do I make this to make it OK to eat Tuna.

  2. admin says:

    I would make it with veggies you like instead in the same amounts 🙂

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