Creamy with a bright zing of onions, lime, and cilantro, this avocado tuna salad is a fresh take on the age-old classic!
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My sweet mother spent decades cooking, cleaning, and caring for us. Flash forward to her golden years, where she’s fully embraced living life to its fullest. She’s all about easy living and is no longer interested in meals that more than 20 minutes.
So when I asked her what she’d like to eat for Mother’s Day, she insisted on something easy, “like sandwiches or something.” So, it became my job to come up with a sandwich that would BLOW HER MIND!
Thus, this avocado tuna salad recipe was born! And she LOVED it! She asked me for the recipe and- boy, coming from her, that felt good.
So try this zesty, fresh, creamy avocado tuna salad! If my mom liked it, it’s sure to become one of your new favorites!
- Avocados – go for Haas avocados, as they’re creamier, higher in fat, and much more packed with flavor.
- Red Onions – we’ll be using raw red onions here. Be sure to chop them nice and thin to cut down on their bite–or, if they’re still too strong for you, submerge them in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes before chopping and adding them to your avocado tuna salad.
- Lime juice – grab a bit extra, and pour it over the top of your avocado tuna salad before storing it in the fridge. This will slow down the oxidation process, so you can enjoy your avocado salad over the next few days, with minimal browning.
Serve it Up:
Looking for a keto avocado tuna salad? Or just a healthier version of the traditional kind? There are sooo many ways to dish it up. Including:
Traditional: Make an avocado tuna salad sandwich or tuna salad melt. Or, serve it as a dip with crackers.
Low carb lunch ideas: Turn this salad into a sandwich with my low carb bread, or again, enjoy as a dip with low carb crackers. Celery sticks and lettuce wraps are two other keto options. Or, scoop it back into the avocado skin, sprinkle cheddar on top, and bake until the cheese gets melty for a tuna avocado salad sandwich melt.
- Make it spicy! Add a few dashes of hot sauce or cayenne.
- Not a fan of tuna? Use this recipe for a base and swap the protein for an avocado chicken salad or avocado egg salad.
- Mix up your mix-ins. Add whatever you’re craving. Some suggestions: pepitas, diced bell peppers, and/or bacon.
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- 3 Cans of 5 ounce tuna packed in water + drained
- 2 Small Avocado ripe + cubed (note 1)
- 3/4 Cup Red Onions minced
- 1/2 Cup Celery diced
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- Combine. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, and mix together using a fork, to break up the tuna into smaller pieces and lightly mash the avocado as desired.
- Serve + Enjoy! Serve with your favorite bread, chips, or crackers, and enjoy!
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- Avocados. Hass avocados are creamier and more flavor-packed than Florida avocados--grab Haas if you can.
- Storing. Add additional lime juice to the top of your salad so the avocado doesn’t brown.