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Zesty Tuna with Mexican Seasonings

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  Corn tortillas 4 , cut into 1/4 inch wide strips
  Canned tuna in water 6 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Plum tomatoes 3 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Carrots 2 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Scallions 4 , coarsely chopped
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lime juice 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce 3 Drop
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Grated lime zest 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lettuce leaves 8 (Boston / Bib / Butter Crunch)
  Plain low fat yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Place the tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp.
2. Meanwhile, flake the tuna into a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, carrots, scallions, and cilantro, and toss together.
3. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, hot pepper sauce, garlic, lime zest, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the tuna and vegetables, and toss to distribute the dressing.
4. Place the lettuce leaves on a platter. Divide the tuna mixture among the lettuce leaves. Serve 2 lettuce cups per person and top each with tortilla strips and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 230 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.7 mg5.2%

Sodium 363.1 mg15.1%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.9%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 17 g33.1%

Vitamin A 145.6% Vitamin C 37.9%

Calcium 14.3% Iron 14.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Zesty Tuna With Mexican Seasonings Recipe