Tuna Apple Dip
This tuna apple dip is my new obsession. I love to eat it as a dip with raw sliced veggies, grain-free crackers or as a stuffing for a baked sweet potatoes.
It is packed with nutritious ingredients and is therefore not only very delicious but also super healthy.
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients used in the tuna apple dip:
I use coconut yogurt as my base. If you have never tried it you should. It is a great alternative for anyone that cannot tolerate dairy and will provide you with lots of probiotics (beneficial bacteria for your gut health). You can either make your own or buy it in the grocery store. Most health foods stores carry coconut yogurt but I have also found it in regular super markets.
When buying something with a label it is important to always read the ingredients. You can ignore any claims made in the front of the label and simply check the ingredient list. A quality coconut yogurt should only consist of probiotics and coconut. So watch out for added thickeners and sugar and opt for the best brand available.
I buy tuna in glass jars because I can up-cycle them and use them to store sauces etc. I also try to avoid cans when possible, but if cans are the only option look for BPA free ones. I personally love tuna packed in oil, but be aware that a lot of brands use soybean oil. You can use tuna either packed in water or olive oil.
Another very important aspect to consider when buying any kind of seafood is to know where it came from and what kind of fishing methods have been used. When getting wild caught fish the problematic of overfishing and by-catch is important to consider. Getting sustainable seafood is a bit more complex than for example looking for sustainable meat. For more information take a look at the seafood watch. There you can type in what kind of fish or seafood you are interested in and they will tell you what to look at out for. They also have an app that will help you to make the best decisions when you are shopping. So check the label to buy the most sustainable sources.
Albacore tuna, caught by hand-operated pole and lines, is one of the best options at the moment. But again check the app to monitor changes and check for your region.
As always feel free to adjust the recipe to your personal preference by using more or less onion and apple, adding other veggies like celery to the mix and/or your favorite spice blend.
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Tuna Apple Dip
- 1 cup tuna 6oz. (packed in water or olive oil)
- 1 cup coconut yogurt (without additives, see note below)
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1/4 apple (or half and apple )
- himalayan pink salt
- pepper (omit on AIP)
- Parsley or Cilantro (as garnish)
- If the tuna you are using is packed in olive oil, pour most of it in a jar and save it in the fridge for your next tuna salad. If it is packed in water discard the water.
- In a medium bowl mix together coconut yogurt, tuna and the juice of half a lemon. Stir until smooth.
- Finely mince onion and chop apples into small pieces. Add them to the tuna mix and stir. Depending on how many apple pieces you would like in your dip, either add 1/4 or 1/2 an apple. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Finish up by chopping parsley or cilantro or both and sprinkle it on top as garnish.
- Enjoy with sliced celery, carrot and cucumber or your favorite crackers.
- A quality coconut yogurt should only consist of probiotics and coconut. So watch out for added thickeners and sugar and opt for the best brand available.
- When getting wild caught fish the problematic of overfishing and by-catch is important to consider. For more information take a look at the seafood watch for the most sustainable sources. Albacore tuna, caught by hand-operated pole and lines, is one of the best options at the moment. But again check the app to monitor changes and check for your region.