Canned tuna…you either love it or hate it.
Personally, I love it!
Now when it comes to tuna salad I’m not into the traditional mayonnaise base. I actually can’t stand mayonnaise which led me to thinking outside the box for alternatives to mash my tuna with.
That’s how I discovered the incredible combination of tuna and avocado! The avocado is so creamy and is packed with healthy beneficial fats. Squeeze a little lemon in there and you have the world’s most perfect 3 ingredient tuna salad.
I make this Tuna Avocado Salad all the time for a quick, easy and healthy lunch option. I promise it’s good enough to make a tuna hater a believer.
Tuna has a bad reputation because it contains mercury. What people don’t understand is almost all fish contains traces of mercury. (If you’re curious about which types of fish have the lowest and highest amounts of mercury this is a great chart).
Think of tuna and mercury’s relationship like this,
Kind of like how eating 1 piece of cake won’t make you gain 100 pounds overnight…eating 1 can of tuna a couple times a week won’t cause mercury poisoning in a healthy adult. *For exact safe level recommendations for all ages click here.
Plus different types of tuna contain different levels of mercury with light canned tuna containing the lowest amount.
So instead of hating on canned tuna like everyone else let’s talk about some of it’s BENEFITS:
Health benefits of tuna:
- high in protein, low in fat and low in calories to help enhance weight loss
- contains omega-3 fatty acids to aid in heart health
- contains selenium which helps boost your immune system
- contains B vitamins to increase energy and speed up your metabolism
- contains antioxidants to help prevent cancer
Now back to this amazing Tuna Avocado Salad…..
There are 2 main ways to enjoy this salad:
- Inside a sandwich
- As a dip
My favorite way to eat this tuna salad is putting it in a wrap, pita or eating it as a sandwich with some bread.
I’ve recently been really into these Flatout flatbread wraps. They’re 100% whole wheat, high in fiber and only 100 calories…basically a guilt free tortilla!
To find Flatout wraps near you click here.
The second way I eat this tuna salad using it as a dip.
When I am watching my carbohydrate intake I ALWAYS eat my Tuna Avocado Salad with cucumbers and it’s surprisingly very satisfying.
Not a cucumber person or not watching your carb intake using pita chips or crackers to dip into this tuna salad is also SOOOOOOO GOOD!
- 1 can chunk light tuna (in water)
- 1 small avocado
- juice of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place tuna, avocado and lemon into a bowl and mash together
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
What’s your position on canned tuna? Love it? Hate it?
Do you prefer tuna salad with mayonnaise or avocado?
Have you tried Flatout wraps before?
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