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2 Minute Tuna Avocado Salad

by Heather

As a mom of two littles, I can definitely say that lunch time is the most challenging meal to get on the table.  Usually we’ve spent the morning away at activities and will arrive back home when everyone is hungry and getting tired for naps.  I rely heavily on leftovers because they are quick to prepare for us – the biggest plus in my book.  But when leftovers are lacking my go-to is canned fish.  We love all different kinds – tuna, salmon and sardines – and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy it.  Tuna salad with mayo and pickles is a go to standard, but today I have a fresh take to share that uses avocado for creaminess instead of mayo.

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Today I’m sharing this quick 2 minute paleo friendly tuna avocado salad.

I will say, the first time we made the tuna salad it took more than 2 minutes, but that’s because the kiddos both helped me make it.  Having them help out in the kitchen makes the time even more fun, so the fact that it took about 10 minutes with them being involved was a-okay with me.

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Hunter helped me mash the avocado and slice the cucumbers, and Zoe tried everything as we went along.  She is a great taste tester!  I’ll assure you though, an adult without distractions can get this from kitchen to table in 2 minutes flat!

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Tuna Avocado Salad

Tuna salad with mayo and pickles is a go to standard, but today I have a fresh take to share that uses avocado for creaminess instead of mayo.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad, snack, tuna
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 2 cans white albacore in water
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • Dippers: cucumber rounds and rice crackers

Instructions

  • Open and drain cans of tuna.  Place in a medium bowl.  Add avocado and mash with the tuna.  Add sea salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Serve with cucumber rounds and rice crackers, or your favorite dippers!

Tuna Avocado Salad

Serves 2 (or 1 adult and 2 kids)

Ingredients

  • 2 cans white albacore in water
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • Dippers: cucumber rounds and rice crackers

Directions

  1. Open and drain cans of tuna.  Place in a medium bowl.  Add avocado and mash with the tuna.  Add sea salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  2. Serve with cucumber rounds and rice crackers, or your favorite dippers!

Do you have a go-to tuna recipe?  What are some quick lunches you rely on?  I always love new ideas!

Heather

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3 comments

Carol February 16, 2016 - 10:14 pm

That sounds good to me since I don’t like mayo. I will definitely try this.

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Fit Mama February 19, 2016 - 5:25 am

Let me know if you do!

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