This post is brought to you by StarKist and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
One of the things I love about tuna is that it’s such an easy way to add protein to your salad. I’ve been late to the game when it comes to flavored tuna, and I have to say I’ve been missing out! I recently tried the StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Tapatío, and I LOVE it! It gives the perfect kick (thanks to the Tapatío hot sauce and a touch of lime) to this Southwestern salad.
When I go to work, I love to bring a lunch that’s nutritious AND easy to prepare. With this salad, you can bring it in a plastic container and just tear open the StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Tapatío when you’re ready to eat (no need for a can opener or draining)! With just 110 calories or less per serving, it’s a great source of protein to keep you fueled up for the afternoon.
Go BOLD with Your Tuna!
There are 6 different flavors including StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Thai Chili Style, Tuna Creations BOLD Jalapeño, Tuna Creations BOLD Hot Buffalo Style, Tuna Creations BOLD Tapatío, Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha and Tuna Creations BOLD with Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce. You can read more about all of them on the StarKist website (check them out at @StarKistCharlie on Instagram and Twitter).
Southwestern Salad with Tapatío Tuna
Here’s how to make your own Southwestern Salad featuring the StarKist BOLD Tapatío tuna:
I like to use Bibb lettuce for my salads since it forms a natural “bowl” and has a great flavor that’s not too overwhelming. I start by removing the root structure and placing the entire head of lettuce in my bowl or storage container (if I’m bringing it to work).
Add in a scoop of rinsed and drained black beans and drained sweet corn. You can add the tuna from the pouch when you’re ready to assemble the salad. I like to add a little fresh cilantro and a scoop of guacamole to my salad too.
Place some chipotle ranch dressing in a small container to bring to dress the salad at lunch (if you do so beforehand, it tends to get soggy). Tortilla strips add some great crunch and flavor to the salad, so you can add those when you add the dressing.
Mix and enjoy some BOLD flavor! This salad is a great way to cover all of your nutritional bases, and the protein from the tuna will power you through the late afternoon energy slump!