When you’re on a diet that requires a lot of cooking at home, lunch can be challenging. Who has time to cook in the middle of the day? I sure as heck don’t. And when you can’t have a sandwich or anything processed but have to have protein, to me that means tuna.
1 can tuna, drained
1 tbsp. minced onion
1-2 tbsp. minced celery
1-2 tbsp. minced radish
1-2 tbsp. minced cucumber
1-2 tbsp. minced green olive
1 tsp. lemon juice
- Mix ingredients together.
- Add olive oil and mix until mixture reaches desired consistency and moistness.
Serve on top of salad greens.
*Could add things like capers or dill if so desired.
I picked up some smoked salmon at my local farmers’ market recently, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, especially since I can’t have bread right now. But I love smoked salmon spread for bagels, so I riffed on that and put it on some yucca crackers I found at a local paleo store in Berkeley. Using coconut cream as a substitute for cream cheese or creme fraiche actually works fairly well here. Just be warned it will get pretty thick once you refrigerate it.
Quick Paleo Salmon Mousse
3-4 oz. smoked salmon
¼ tsp. dill
¼ tsp. minced onion
¼ tsp. lemon juice
approximately 2-3 tbsp. coconut cream
- Pulse ingredients together in food processor or blender until smooth.
Serve on paleo friendly crackers.
This will harden in the fridge because of the coconut cream, so it’s probably best to eat after making it or blend leftovers with additional coconut cream.