Kick up your salad game a notch with this quick and easy Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven. Mayonnaise is replaced with avocado, which adds flavor, creaminess and healthy fats. The celery, onion and apple give it a refreshing crunch.
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Avocado Tuna Salad
- 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. Combine all other ingredients and mix well. Serve on toasted bread (gluten-free if needed), on top of greens or enjoy it all by itself. Leftovers should keep for several days in the refrigerator.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Per serving: Calories: 146; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 24mg; Sodium: 320mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 15g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 423mg; Vitamin A: 1%; Vitamin C: 17%; Iron: 4%; Calcium: 1%
Davida is a healthy living blogger behind The Healthy Maven, where she writes about healthy food, fitness and her insatiable sweet tooth. She aims to create delicious recipes that are healthy, gluten-free and filled with good-for-you ingredients but still taste as authentic as the originals. It’s not rare that she’ll throw spinach in her brownies! Check out more of her recipes on her blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Photo courtesy of Davida Kuglemass. Recipe originally published on The Healthy Maven.