Easy Avocado Tuna Salad: Tuna salad gets a face lift with this dairy-free tuna salad recipe. Fresh avocado, lime, jalapeno, and cilantro create the base for a fresh and wholesome tuna salad that is perfect for wraps, sandwiches or to eat alone.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Harbor Fish Co., all opinions are my own as always.
Have I told you guys I don’t like seafood?
Well good–because that no longer appears to be true.
You see I grew up eating fish sticks, tuna casserole and fried catfish. Yuck.
It just was not my thing. At all.
As I have gotten older, I have had the opportunity to try fresh-caught seafood expertly prepared by talented chefs. And who would have guessed, but I started to be able to handle it and actually enjoy seafood dishes.
Now I am not seeing myself to be a huge Sushi Fan any time soon, but quality seafood seems to be growing on me, and Southwestern Tuna Cakes, Tilapia Veracruz, and Asian Fish Tacos make an appearance on my meal plans from time to time.
My trip this summer introduced me to the fact that I actually like tuna. Now granted we were eating fresh-caught tuna right off the boat, but I decided when I returned home, I should give tuna a try again–just NOT in casseroles covered with potato chips.
Avocado Tuna Salad
I started with fresh Blue Harbor Fish Co sustainably-caught, wild Albacore tuna. I choose Blue Harbor because the tuna is hand-selected and each pouch is packed with only water, or water and sea salt, offering a delicious, mild, clean flavor–and mild flavor for me (and my kids) is key.
I also love that Blue Harbor comes from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries and is dedicated to the sustainability of the world’s fish stock.
To steer as far away from the tuna melts and casseroles I grew up with as a child and despised, I decided to incorporate the tuna with avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeno.
I mean it is like guacamole with tuna and I can NEVER turn down guacamole.
How to Make Easy Avocado Tuna Salad
First of all, let me say that Blue Harbor Wild Albacore in pouches is the way to go for taste. It is mild and perfectly flaky and has no “canned” food taste. And I LOVE that I do not have to drain it. Even plain, it was GOOD.
But making a Mayo-Free Tuna Salad with avocados as the base really made the tuna delicious. Adding fresh lime juice for freshness and jalapeno for kick made this easy tuna salad sing with with flavor.
I am telling you that this Tex-Mex Avocado Tuna Salad is the way to GO.
It is light, fresh and full of flavor. Perfect for sandwiches, crackers, lettuce wraps, or served as an Avocado Tuna Wrap, this easy tuna salad is sure to become a new go-to for your lunches!
Tips for Mayo-Free Tuna Salad Recipe:
- I cannot say enough about the difference between canned tuna and Blue Harbor Wild Albacore Pouch Tuna. The taste and texture cannot be beat.
- I added red onion in this avocado tuna salad for crunch and zing. If you do not like raw onions but still want crunch, mix in some diced celery.
- I love the heat a bit of diced jalapeno adds to avocado tuna salad, but you if you like your dishes mild, either omit the jalapeno, or be sure to remove seeds and ribs of jalapeno and cut down to only 1/2 teaspoon for this tuna salad recipe.
- The lime juice in this tuna salad adds such freshness and flavor and helps to keep the avocado from browning. If you don’t have lime juice, you can use lemon juice. Just be sure that whether using lemon or lime juice, it is fresh.
- Tip for juicing a lime/lemon: Place in microwave for 30 seconds before squeezing.
- You can also omit the cilantro if you are not a fan. I would not substitute parsley for it, just leave it out completely.
- If you want this tuna salad to be heavier on the tuna, use 2 pouches for the same amount of other ingredients in recipe. Just add in an additional 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Let’s Make Avocado Tuna Salad
Easy Avocado Tuna Salad
A simple, dairy-free tuna salad recipe perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or eaten alone.
- 1 3 ounce pouch Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna, no salt added
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 lime (juice of)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
In a mixing bowl, mash the avocado with the salt, lime juice and garlic powder.
Mix in the jalapeno, onion, and cilantro until well combined.
Add in the tuna and mix until tuna is evenly distributed.
Serve on a sandwich, in a wrap, in a lettuce wrap, on crackers or alone.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Harbor Tuna Co.
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