Tuna Avocado Salad

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Today’s guest blogger, Jeni, is a homeschooling mother of 5 with a passion for teaching Moms how to nurture and inspire their children.  She discovered Perricone MD after years of working in the beauty industry as a makeup artist and saw first-hand how Dr. Perricone’s three-tiered approach transforms both skin and health.

Parents can make a huge difference in their child’s day by packing a healthy school lunch that their kids will actually eat. Tuna Avocado Salad is a school lunch favorite of my daughter Glori, and contains healthy essential fatty acids and lean protein to keep her full and focused. This salad also happens to be a favorite of mine, because it’s the recipe that helped me get over my aversion to fish. I find that the creamy taste of avocado cuts that “fishy” flavor to ease the palate into appreciating fish. It’s quick, easy and a perfect salad to make ahead.

Ingredients

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 ½ cups of water-packed tuna
  • 1 large avocado
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from ½ lemon)

Preparation:
Place ingredients tuna in a medium sized bowl. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado with a spoon and add to the tuna along with the salt and lemon juice.

Avocado & Tuna

Place ingredients tuna in a medium sized bowl. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado with a spoon and add to the tuna along with the salt and lemon juice.

Avocado & Tuna mixture

Using a fork, mash and stir the ingredients until well blended or to desired consistency.


Serve scoops of tuna avocado salad atop a green salad of your choice. Dress with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon, and herbs, if desired. If making ahead, cover the tuna avocado salad with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the salad in order to preserve the salad’s color. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

What is your favorite salad recipe?

3 thoughts on “Tuna Avocado Salad

  1. This is a great alternative to fat ladin mayo. The healthy fats from the avocado taste great. Thanks for sharing. I added a little lemon pepper seasoning and dill : )

  2. To Ellie: That’s another reason I love this salad. I’m not a big mayo lover anyway. :) I keep this simple because I serve it for my children’s lunch, but your upgraded version sounds delicious! I’ll have to sneak some lemon pepper and dill into my own next time! Thank you for your comment.

  3. Jeni, I’m going to try this with my son – he doesn’t share my aversion to fish and he loves avocado. I showed it to my husband, and he’d make it right now if we had an avocado handy. Thanks for sharing!

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