Low-Mercury Tuna + Lent Recipe Ideas

Disclaimer: I was sent free samples of Safe Catch Tuna. I was not compensated for this article. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Fish and seafood are a great nutrient-dense staple in a healthy diet. They provide protein, iron, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, among other beneficial nutrients. However, during pregnancy, it’s often recommended to limit fish and seafood intake to minimize the developing baby’s exposure to mercury.

This can be problematic for a few reasons. 1) Diet in pregnancy can be limited anyways. 2) Lunch options are particularly limited since lunch meat is off limits. 3) With Lent coming up, it can be challenging to come up with interesting meat-free meals.

Tower of Flavor


Solution: Safe Catch Tuna. It’s the only brand that tests every fish for mercury levels (and they are 10x stricter than the FDA limit for mercury). They’re also the official tuna of the American Pregnancy Association.

I was super excited to receive some samples and was very impressed with their variety of flavors: Cajun, Tandoori, Garlic Herb, and Chili Lime.

First order of business was to make some classic tuna salad: a can of Safe Catch Elite, a hard boiled egg, dill relish, and mayo. Delish. safe catch tuna salad

Next, I wanted to take advantage of one of their interesting flavors. I used the Chili Lime flavor to make Mexican Tuna Salad. This was super tasty. I just ate it cold, but I bet it would taste just as great warmed up as a taco filling.

Mexican Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Mexican Tuna Salad

Mexican Tuna Salad


  • 1 can Safe Catch Elite Chili Lime Tuna
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • cilantro to garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Serve with tortilla chips or on a corn tortilla with jack cheese. Enjoy!


Great for Lent!

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So, tell me, Mamas: Which flavor of Safe Catch is on your shopping list? Also, throw your favorite tuna/Lent recipes my way!


  1. Erin says:

    What a great product! I had no idea it existed. Where can you buy this?

    The chili lime tuna would be my pick and chili lime tuna salad sounds like a great way to switch things up a bit. Thanks for posting!

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