Tuna salad is the quintessential deli food however when you make it at home you control the ingredients.
This very simple paleo tuna salad adds two doses of fat you may not find in the deli version of tuna salad; avocado and paleo mayo (made using avocado oil).
Increase Your Sea Vegetable Consumption
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say you probably don’t have many sea vegetables in your diet. Neither do we.
I decided to change that when I picked up a bag of dulse flakes and started sprinkling them on everything! I’ve found it’s a great way to slide more seaweed into our diet.
You may actually eat sea vegetables quite regularly and not even known it. Especially if you’re a fan of sushi! Here is a great explanation of some of the more popular sea vegetables.
Dulse flakes do not need to be rehydrated and can be eaten straight out of the bag. That means you can scatter them on your eggs, add them to soup or stew and mix them in to a salad, which is exactly what I’ve done here.
Something Fishy Here?
Surprisingly, this reddish-brown sea vegetable doesn’t taste fishy. It has a slightly salty finish so if you’re adding it to a dish you may want to decrease the amount of salt or just season to taste.
I affectionately call dulse flakes human fish food. Because, really, doesn’t it look like fish food? :)
Paleo Condiments: Homemade or Not
If you enjoy making homemade condiments, you can make your own paleo mayo.
Alternatively you can buy mayo from the store though I only recommend you pickup one brand.
Since Mark Sisson started producing kitchen condiments, I always have a bottle or two stocked of Primal Kitchen mayo on hand.
I went more into the reason why I use this particular mayo on this paleo recipe for Chicken Salad.