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Creamy Avocado Tuna Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 5

Is it tuna salad, or guacamole? This tuna salad replaces most of the mayo with avocado. Out with the bad fats, in with the good! ...MORE+ LESS-

The Food in My Beard
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

2
cans (7 oz each) tuna, drained
1/2
red onion, finely diced
2
carrots, finely diced
2
celery stalks, finely diced
1
clove garlic, minced or grated
2
avocados
Salt, to taste
1
lemon
1
tablespoon mayonnaise

Steps

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  • 1
    Combine tuna, onion, carrots, celery and garlic in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • 2
    Remove the avocado from the skin and mash. Salt and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the avocado right away to prevent browning. Add mayonnaise to bowl.
  • 3
    Thoroughly mix ingredients together, and enjoy on a sandwich or in a salad.
  • 4
    If you'll be saving any leftovers, be sure to press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the tuna to prevent browning.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
3g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This Avocado Tuna Salad is something I have made at least twice a month for the past few years. Upon first glance you might think it's guacamole. In fact, when I was creating this recipe, I tried to merge guacamole with tuna salad. The avocado substitutes for most of the mayo to make the tuna creamy, while minimizing the bad fats mayo brings to the table. I usually make enough for dinner and then lunch the next day. Avocado has a reputation for browning quickly, so make sure to add plenty of lemon juice to the recipe. Also, when you put it in the fridge, press the plastic wrap directly against the tuna to prevent air from getting at the avocado. Add this tuna salad to a sandwich with some balsamic vinegar, cucumbers, tomato and lettuce for a perfect meal. So tasty! I just might have to make a batch tonight.

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