Avocado Tuna Salad is what is for lunch today! Just a little slice of heaven for me every time I make this for lunch! This is a mayo free salad that is just amazingly delicious! When prepping lunch, I always want a quick, easy and healthy lunch! So I have been making different recipes with various healthy ingredients, and one is tuna. I am not opposed to tuna salad made with mayonnaise. However, it is not always what I want to have in a salad or sandwich. So this Avocado Tuna Salad has been the pleasing meal I needed and better yet, packed with flavor and low in cholesterol and saturated fat!
The salad is one of my favorites because it is so light yet very filling. I prepare this salad with a base of lime juice and red wine vinegar. When working with any citrus juice and red onion, I always blend them first to macerate the red onion which bring out the flavor or the red onion and reduces its bitterness! I also love that I can add a variety of ingredients to this salad. Besides chopped tomato, you can add some chopped cucumber, carrots, or peppers, all would be delicious! I would love to hear any modifications to the recipe! I can never hear enough of how everyone prepares recipes!
I made my Avocado Tuna Salad and placed it back into the avocado shell! Personally, I think it looks so nice this way and my kids think I have been prepping for hours. They do not need to know this takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare! You can feel free to make a huge green salad and place the tuna salad on top. A lettuce or collard green wrap is also a favorite for me to use as the wrap for this salad! I try to avoid carbs but I don’t want to hear my stomach growling in an hour! This salad is great because the tummy is always satisfied !
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Avocado Tuna Salad
- 2 Tbs. lime juice
- 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. minced red onion
- 5-6 oz can of solid white tuna in water
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 1 small plum tomato, seeded and chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, whisk lime juice and red wine vinegar. Add the minced red onion and let sit for about 5 minutes while prepping other ingredients.
- Drain and discard the water from the can of tuna fish. Add to bowl with the red wine vinegar mixture.
- Add in the mashed avocado, chopped plum tomatoes. Fold ingredients together to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve either in an avocado shell or over a green salad.
- Any nutritional value used is an estimate. These figures can change based on ingredients and portion size