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
- 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 – 1/3 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.
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!
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