February 25, 2016

5 Minute No Mayo, Gourmet Tuna Salad

You know that person who has tuna salad at work and stinks up the whole office?

Hey guess what? That can be you! Ok, just stick with me. Yes, tuna smells fishy. But I like to use Bumblebee Solid White Albacore because it's the more premium cuts and not that weird, red, cat food-like kind. When you mix the premium tuna with other foods, like fresh veggies and avocado, I really don't think it smells. And let me tell you, my nose KNOWS when something smells. It's a curse. ;-)

Tuna is one of the best power foods you can eat. One can is about 140 calories and 30g of lean protein. Plus, when you mix in healthy foods like avocado, tomatoes, onion, or Greek yogurt, you up the healthy factor even more. Anything with mayo is generally a no-no in my book. It is one of those zero nutrient foods. A ton of fat and calories for a tiny portion.

Here's the tuna salad I threw together with what I had in my fridge the other day. It was so delish! It was fresh, light, and very satisfying and with the creamy avocado I really didn't miss the mayo. Oftentimes I'll mix it with Greek yogurt and mustard, which is how Greg prefers his. He'll also make a tuna melt by topping his tuna sandwich with cheese a placing it under the broiler.

You can also make this ahead of time and keep it in the fridge to eat later; perfect for a make ahead lunch.

I'm telling you, once you try it, you'll be a tuna convert too! And no one will even notice. Just make sure you brush your teeth after lunch. :-)

5 Minute No Mayo, Gourmet Tuna Salad
Makes 1-2 servings


1 6oz can of white albacore tuna (I like Kirkland and Bumblebee brands)
1/2 ripe avocado
1/4 tomato, chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp olive oil

Mash together all ingredients and eat plain or on a sandwich.

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