You’ll pinch yourself when you realize how easy and delicious this tuna salad is. There’s no doubt- green is the new black! Avocados have become wildly popular for their versatility, availability and nutritional prowess. Loaded with heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat, avocados are showing up in everything from pudding to toast.
This salad requires minimum prep time, though you’ll have to chop some onions and celery. It does not contain hard boiled eggs, but you could certainly add them if you like. In addition to mono-unsaturated fat, avocados are also a great source of potassium, a nutrient needed to help reduce blood pressure.
1, 5 oz. can of albacore tuna (flaked if possible)
1/2 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
1/2 cup minced celery
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado and break up the chunks of tuna as you mix the ingredients. Add more olive oil, salt or pepper if needed. Serve on your favorite cracker, toast or over salad.
Makes 4 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 177 calories, 12 grams fat, 11.5 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrate, 4 gram fiber, 18 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium.