Clean Tuna Salad

I remember eating a lot of tuna sandwiches as a kid. A lot. I also remember my Mom jokingly referring to them as ‘gray sandwiches’- which did not help their likability. Tuna tends to have a fairly neutral-not-so-fishy taste, kind of bland. Mixing this pantry-staple of canned meat with dollops of white mayonnaise time after time- is it any wonder why tuna gets such a ‘boring’ rap??

I can’t remember where/when I learned the valuable advice of swapping out mayonnaise for avocados to mix with my tuna, but I have been doing it ever since! Avocados also have a very neutral taste, but have far greater health benefits than white mayo. Rich in healthy fats, avocados are (I find) a lot more satiating than the white stuff. And the colour!! The vibrant green-yellow flesh of the fruit makes for a lot more visually-appealing meal.

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A picture-perfect, beautifully ripened avocado 🙂

I give you my easy, no measure clean tuna salad recipe! You may eat this on it’s own, with veggies, in a whole wheat wrap- sometimes I eat it on rice cakes or unsalted crackers (Premium Plus, all the way!).

Recipe:

1 can tuna, packed in water (my fave is Ocean’s flaked/chunk white tuna)

1/2 ripe avocado

1 tsp lemon juice

2 springs cilantro (optional)

Dash garlic powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, pepper, paprika (all to taste)

1/4 cup chopped greens (ie. celery, kale, green pepper- whatever you have on hand)

Macros: 212 calories; 10 g F; 7 g C; 24 g P; 5 g fibre

Directions:

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  1. Start by taking half your avocado, sliced into cubes, and place into small mixing bowl. Add can of tuna; mash the two together until well incorporated.
  2. Add lemon juice and seasonings. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. Add your greens (of choice) into the mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with additional seasonings (if desired) and serve!

 

 

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All mashed, and ready to eat!

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