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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
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Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise and sour cream; substitute gluten-free bread.

 

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Curry Powder

In America, this means the yellow powder you buy in the store, but there are almost infinite variations of curry powder. In the Far East, curry powders vary by individual cook, region, country, and even the class of who is being served. Most curries are spicier than the yellow curry that Americans may be used to.

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Curried Tuna Salad



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 3/4 cup as an entree

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

Cooking time does not include chilling time. This recipe keeps well for about 36 hours only.

2 6-ounce cans no salt added tuna in water (drained)
1 tsp curry powder
1 Tbsp slivered almonds
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
2 Tbsp golden raisins
2 Tbsp green onions (chopped)
2 medium ribs celery (diced)
1/4 small red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 small ripe avocado
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream

Place the tuna, curry powder, almond, salt, pepper, cinnamon, relish, raisins, green onions, celery and red pepper in a mixing bowl.

Fold together until well blended.

Mash the avocado and add it to the bowl.

Add the sour cream and fold together until well blended.

Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 3/4 cup as an entree

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 63
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 10%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 10%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 23g  
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 30 mcg Potassium 472 mg
Magnesium 51 mg