I started following the FODMAP diet in the winter and as the weather changes I’m finding that I have to scramble to find something suitable for warm days. This has become one of my fast, go-to lunches – I usually have the ingredients on hand and it’s simple to prepare.
This FODMAP friendly recipe serves 1, but can easily be doubled (or more!). I’m planning on packing it for a lunch at work this week, will probably throw a frozen juice box to sit beside the salad so I don’t have to worry about the tuna going bad.
Gutsy Broad’s Simple Summer Lunch Salad
- ½ can chunked or flaked tuna, drained (I usually save the other half for another salad later in the week)
- 1 medium tomato diced (picked up from a farmers market or your garden will improve the taste immensely)
- Bowl of shredded lettuce, any kind or blend (that is FODMAP friendly). (I like to chop mine into little bits – I hate trying to awkwardly fit an entire leaf in my mouth.)
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil – the best quality you can afford. I have a small bottle of expensive olive oil that only I can use, and just for this salad.
I basically combine the ingredients, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on to taste. Don’t drizzle or sprinkle too lightly – think of how much salad dressing you’d normally toss a salad with.
I don’t like eating cold salad, and have even warmed the tuna slightly in the microwave first. There’s no carbs in this recipe, but I usually have enough with breakfast or dinner, so missing out at lunch is no big deal.