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.
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.