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KETO LOW-CARB TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD (HEART HEALTHY)

Keto Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

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This Keto 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 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 can provide a range of health benefits:

  • Builds muscle 
  • Provides you with energy
  • Aids in reducing blood pressure
  • Assists in preventing strokes
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Augments blood circulation
  • Assists in alleviating depression
  • Diminishes triglycerides
  • Strengthens bones
  • Enhances eye health
  • Improves skin health
  • Aids in combating kidney disease
  • Mitigates the risk of certain cancers

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD?

Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

What is the taste profile of Keto 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 TUNA  AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD?

The predominant taste sensation of Keto 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.  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 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:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB TURKEY BURGERS

KETO LOW-CARB TURKEY BURGERS

Turkey Burgers (Heart Healthy)

Bakes Feta (Heart Healthy)

Protein Waffles (Heart Healthy)

Maple Lemon Salmon (Heart Healthy)

Zoodle Caprese Salad

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

Equipment Needed:

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO TUNA  AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD?

Combine ingredients for Keto Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

In a bowl combine avocado, blackberries, and cilantro. Add lime juice and maple syrup. Toss together. Refrigerate until needed.

 

In a bowl make the marinade. Combine oil, lime juice, Coconut Aminos, maple syrup, and ginger and garlic. Add marinade to a zip lock bag and add Ahi steaks. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

 

Make marinade for Keto Tuna

In a bowl make the marinade. Combine oil, lime juice, Coconut Aminos, maple syrup, and ginger and garlic. Add marinade to a zip lock bag and add Ahi steaks. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

 

Keto Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

Keto Low-Carb Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

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Keto Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad

KETO TUNA AVOCADO-BLACKBERRY SALAD


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Discover a delicious and low-carb dinner idea: Keto Tuna Avocado-Blackberry Salad. A high protein meal that tastes fabulous!


Ingredients

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Salad:

  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves finely chopped

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 46 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 (6oz) ahi tuna steaks

Instructions

  • *Keto Low-Carb Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
  • In a bowl combine avocado, blackberries and cilantro.

  • Add lime juice and maple syrup.

  • Toss together.

  • Refrigerate until needed.

  • In a bowl make the marinade.

  • Combine oil, lime juice, Coconut Aminos, maple syrup and ginger and garlic.

  • Add marinade to a zip lock bag and add Ahi steaks.

  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.

  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil.

  • Season the tuna generously with salt and pepper.

  • Lay the tuna in the hot oil and sear for 1 minute on each side to form a crust.

  • Sear according to the desired doneness.

  • Lay tuna steak on a plate.

  • Slice.

  • Cover with avocado and blackberry salad. Serve warm.

     

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 9 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: SEARING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 620
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 210
  • Fat: 52
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 42
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 28
  • Cholesterol: 50

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