Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Tuna Salad

Spoiler alert - I love lunches that are fast, full of flavor and have few ingredients. This tuna salad happened to be perfect for what I wanted to for lunch and fits in my paleo lifestyle. Sometimes life gets in the way and I needed to jump back in to my clean eating, so a fast lunch in between errands fit the bill. I love tuna salad, but the pre-made stuff is really not that good for you or is full of mayonnaise, which is not something I eat too much of. I still needed the fat though to act as a binding agent for the canned tuna, and I happened to have some mini-avocados from Trader Joe's that are ripe and ready to eat. 

1 5oz can of tuna in water, drained

1/2 small avocado

salt and pepper to taste

dash of hot sauce (I used Tapatio)

1 small Roma tomato, sliced

2 cups spinach

pinch full of pepitas

Open your can of tuna and drain the water. Now slice open your avocado and scoop half of the avocado into a small bowl; add salt and pepper to taste, plus the hot sauce. You can control the level of spice, I added probably 1/4 tablespoon of the hot sauce. Using a fork, mash together until mostly smooth.

Obviously if you want to use the whole little avocado, please feel free to. I only wanted about 1/4 cup of avocado, which was about half of the little fruit. I cut it into little cubes while in the peel, then scoop it out with a spoon. This makes the mashing easier for me. 

Obviously if you want to use the whole little avocado, please feel free to. I only wanted about 1/4 cup of avocado, which was about half of the little fruit. I cut it into little cubes while in the peel, then scoop it out with a spoon. This makes the mashing easier for me. 

Once you have your desired avocado texture, add your tuna. Break up with a spoon to get into smaller chucks and mixed well with the avocado. Taste to check to see if you need more salt or pepper. 

I ate my tuna salad over a bed of spinach with thinly sliced Roma tomato and topped it off with a sprinkling of pepitas for a little crunch. Enjoy!

MEG'S AFTERTHOUGHTS: Funny story - my cat only eats tuna due to health reasons. I was not thinking, turned away for a minute to grab some water and turned around to find her about to take a bite of the salad. Lesson learned, guard Megan's tuna from the cat. 

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