Your new favorite way to enjoy lunch will be via this Habanero Mint Tuna Power Bowl, complete with a mango mint salsa that is a must! Gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly.
I just got back from taking my first walk in our new neighborhood! It has been really windy, cold(er) and mostly rainy here in Michigan these past couple of weeks. Today was the first day in a long time that the sun was shining, it was actually above 60 degrees and there was no wind at all. I am just dying for these consistently warm days. I swear I thought we had them in the bag but NOPE. I heard on Today that most parts of the Midwest were going to have colder than normal May temperatures. Hopefully that is not true. I certainly don’t mind 65 degrees, as long as the sun is shining 😀
In other news… our kitchen is still not done. *womp womp* It’s quickly becoming the new norm for me to walk downstairs in the morning into the kitchen, staring straight into our half-empty cupboards. I’m still grabbing dishes out of the packed boxes for goodness sake…
Apparently over the weekend when the boys – Mr. FMK and our lovely friends – went to hook up the paint sprayer it was not working properly. So a week long project has turned into several weeks and I am currently asking myself why I wanted to paint the cabinets in the first place. Don’t tell Drew I said that… Next time (because chances are there will be a next time) I’m pretty positive I do not want any part in the painting process and will be paying professionals. Or maybe I’ll be building the home of my dreams and I can just have brand new cabinets installed instead?! I’ll keep dreaming until then…
Anyways, let’s get down to business... To defeat… The Huns… Now I want to watch Mulan.
OKAY, but for real. Because I am pretty excited about this tuna power bowl and my new partnership with Safe Catch. If you haven’t heard of Safe Catch, they are a high quality canned tuna brand, and the only brand of tuna that tests EVERY FISH to ensure safe mercury levels.
They also just released their new line of seasoned canned tuna with some pretty incredible flavor combinations, one being this Habanero Mint flavor.
The great thing about this seasoned canned tuna is there are no funny ingredients. Just spices, oil, and sometimes a little coconut sugar – although there are several flavors with no added sugar at all.
I was inspired by this Habanero Mint Wild Tuna flavor to create a mango mint salsa. I wanted something sweet to balance out the heat, mainly because I am still working on my own tolerance. But the result ended up to be an amazing combination! The flavors here are seriously good, and all of the ingredients add up to make one satisfying lunch bowl. Just prep the salsa and quinoa the day before, and layer all of the ingredients into your bowl.
I have a feeling this is going to be my new go-to! Once you have the salsa and quinoa prepped, this meal is so quick! And if it’s your new favorite too, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love seeing what you’ve made 🙂 #fitmittenkitchen
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa (white, red, tri-colored)
- 1½ cups water
- 2 cups greens
- 1 5oz can Mango Habanero Mint Tuna
- 1 small avocado, fleshed and sliced
- for the mango salsa:
- 1-2 ripe mangoes, diced
- 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1 seeded jalapeno, diced
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- ¼ tsp pink salt
- 1 lime
- Rinse quinoa in fine mesh strainer and place in small pot of water with 1½ cups of water. Allow pot to come to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until quinoa is tender and water has mostly gone. Fluff with fork and set aside.
- While the quinoa is boiling, prepare the salsa: combine diced mango, tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion and chopped mint. Toss on salt and squeeze juice of lime over ingredients, and give a gentle stir.
- Make the bowls: evenly distribute greens and quinoa between two bowls. Divide tuna into two portions and place in bowls. Top with mango mint salsa and sliced avocado. Enjoy!