A super easy lunch recipe ready in minutes, this Avocado Tuna Salad recipe will quickly become a lunch staple. Swap the mayo for avocado in this healthy lunch recipe that you and your whole family will enjoy.
I read A LOT of blogs. I read them for enjoyment, I read them for inspiration and some I hate-read to remind myself of everything I don’t want to be as a blogger (truth!). There are trends and cliques and a bajillion surveys. Sometimes I feel like I’m in high school again. Good thing I loved high school….
A common trend amongst bloggers is talking about how a recipe they’ve posted is actually something they eat very frequently, and they don’t know why it’s taken them so long to post it. This is precisely what I am doing today. This avocado tuna salad recipe is made at least once a week in my home. I love it, C loves it, it’s delicious and easy and CHEAP.
Well, minus the avocados which for some reason tend to be pricey around here (#CanadaProblems). And here’s the thing, if I’m gonna be spending a whole $3.00 on an avo it better be perfect. This means it is necessary that I touch every single avocado until I’ve found one which I am prepared to buy. Apparently this is a no-no with my homeboys at the grocery store. Not once, but twice I have been told to “stop feeling up all the avocados.” I’m pretty sure the second time he was joking (same guy) but I was not laughing. If I wanna molest all the damn avocados then let me!
When Lee is busy, I find myself co-workerless so sometimes I pretend my “friends” at the grocery store are actually my co-workers. I probably chat them up a little too much and definitely come across to the cashier as being slightly over-enthusiastic about my produce. It’s not my fault I live on the internet and have no human interaction!!!! <–jeeeeze I’m dramatic.
So in order to make this avocado tuna salad recipe in my household, I am forced to hide from the avocado police and check their ripeness in secret. It’s a stressful experience but worth it for this absolutely scrumptious avocado tuna salad.
Avocado Tuna Salad
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 4-6
- 2 cans of flaked light tuna
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 red apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
- 1 T pickle juice (or water-if using increase salt slightly)
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, mash up avocado with the back of a fork or potato masher.
- Add in tuna, celery, red onion, apple and walnuts. Mix well.
- Add in pickle juice, dried dill, dijon, cumin and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Serve on bread, top on salad or eat plain.
- Will keep up to 1 week in refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 4-6
Like this recipe? Check out some of my other easy lunch recipes.
Have you met the avocado police? What trends have you seen in the blogging world?
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