My Favorite Tuna Salad with Avocado – a delicious and easy recipe you are going to want to save! (Whole30/Paleo)
This is a recipe that I make about once a week. Yes, it is ridiculously simple, but it is also ridiculously good!!
I know, I know. Tuna salad. But you guys, this is my absolute FAVORITE tuna salad that I literally make all the time (if you watch my Instagram stories, you know that is true). Maybe I don’t always perfectly stuff it into an avocado and top it with fancy micro-greens and black sesame seeds (you definitely don’t have to do that), but this is my go-to when I have nothing else in the house to eat.
Usually, my lunches consist of leftovers – I am a firm believer in making extra for dinner for the specific purpose of having leftovers for lunch. But, sometimes it doesn’t happen and I don’t have any leftovers waiting for me when I come home for lunch. In that case, I either make eggs of some kind (because I always have eggs) OR I make this salad. I always make sure I have a can or two in the pantry (I prefer the SafeCatch brand) and I know I always have mayo, celery, olives and pepper. It always tastes good and it always fills me up.
If I am doing a whole30 or a reset, I eat it plain or in an avocado. If I am living my food freedom, I might use a cracker (I really am loving the Simple Mills gluten free crackers!).
I always get questions when I make this on Instagram, so I thought I would dedicate a little post to this tried and true recipe!
- 1 can light tuna
- 5-10 green olives, sliced (depending upon how much you love olives)
- 1 stalk of celery, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons finely diced purple onion
- ½ Teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ - ⅓ cup mayo
- 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
- Splash of lemon juice
- 2 avocados, cut in half
- Garnish: micro greens and black sesame seeds (optional)
- Drain tuna and place in medium mixing bowl.
- Take fork and flake the tuna so it separates.
- Add olives, celery, onion, pepper, mayo, lemon juice and mustard.
- Stir to combine and then taste and adjust any ingredient to your liking.
- Spoon some tuna salad into each avocado half.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and micro greens,
- (Note: when am in a hurry, I skip the avocado altogether sometimes or just cut up some avocado chunks and throw it right in the salad. Depends how much time you have and how fancy you want it to look!).
- (NOTE: You can skip stuffing mixture into avocado and just eat it as a single serving, which is what I do a lot when I make this during the work week!)