KETO LOW-CARB TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD (HEART HEALTHY)
This Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad sounds complicated and loaded with carbs! But it’s not! The other day I found 2 beautiful frozen yellow-fin tuna steaks, also called Ahi, on sale. I snatched up these steaks and put them immediately into my shopping cart. Ahi tuna has the least amount of mercury than other species and is safe to eat once a month. Ahi tuna is readily available in most supermarkets. From the price, I assume that the steaks I purchased were probably not the highest grade available. But I still turned them into a delicious high protein low-carb dinner that tasted fabulous!
I like the name Ahi as it is used in Japanese restaurants, even though the term is actually Hawaiian. The name refers to three species of tuna — yellowtail, bigeye, or blue-fin tuna.
Ahi can be prepared in a variety of ways. Add a toasted sesame coating or marinate in a variety of ingredient combinations.
For this recipe, I marinated the steaks in a mixture of Coconut Aminos, raw garlic, sugar-free maple syrup, ginger, and fresh lime juice. Once seared I served the steaks with an Avocado, Blackberry, and Cilantro Salad.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF AHI TUNA?
Is this Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad nutritious? Absolutely! The recipe uses Ahi tuna. Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, is a highly nutritious fish that is rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It is a low-calorie food that is perfect for those who are looking to maintain a healthy diet.
Firstly, Ahi tuna is an excellent source of protein. It contains all of the essential amino acids that our bodies need to build and repair tissues. A 4-ounce serving of Ahi tuna contains about 24 grams of protein, which is almost half of the daily recommended intake for an average adult.
Ahi tuna is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health, reducing inflammation, and improving brain function. These healthy fats can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve cognitive function. In addition, Ahi tuna is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It is particularly high in vitamin B12, which is important for maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. Ahi tuna also contains vitamin D, which is essential for bone health, and selenium, which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
Overall, Ahi tuna is a highly nutritious food that can provide a range of health benefits. It is a great choice for those who are looking to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
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WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD?
What is the taste profile of Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado Blackberry Salad? Ahi tuna is mild tasting and not fishy at all. The steaks were substantial, tender, and juicy. This salad offers harmonizes flavors that work nicely with the tuna. The creamy fattiness of avocado complements the fattiness of tuna. The refreshing flavors of blackberries and lime juice nicely offset the spiciness of ginger and cloves. The blackberry sweetness harmonizes with the sweetness in the sugar-free maple syrup. A fabulous combination of unique flavors.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD?
The predominant taste sensation ofv Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado Blackberry Salad is sweetness, due to the fresh blackberries and maple syrup. The sweetness in a dish must be considered first. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine. Why add the extra carbs to your meal when you can find zero carb wines! You have a couple of options:
- Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
- If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to match the sweetness in the dish. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine. Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet. So they taste great with the added sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will complement the sweetness in this dish..
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
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