Ever since I was a small child I have disliked mayonnaise. I have no idea why or what I tasted that turned me off but I just did not like the stuff. I would avoid it at all costs. As an adult I still don’t like it. I would never put it on a sandwich. I do sometimes eat things that have mayo in it if it is very well disguised, but honestly I would rather not have it all. Bottom line I just think it is gross. Thankfully there are ways to get around eating things like tuna salad without adding it. Avocados actually make a great substitute for the nasty white stuff. 🙂
Avocados are a healthy mono-unsaturated fat and are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. I love the way avocados taste but even if you don’t, once you mash it up with your tuna you really do not even know it’s there.
Now let’s talk about tuna for a second. I am picky when choosing the tuna that I buy and eat. I have tried many kinds, but I will save you some time here. If you want the best then you need to look into buying Wild Planet Albacore Tuna. All of their tuna is cooked only once in the can retaining all of its natural juices and Omega 3 oils, and is packed in the cans with no added water or oil. Their tuna also contains less mercury than other brands. You can absolutely taste the difference. It may cost a little more than other brands but if quality and taste matter to you then Wild Planet is the way to go. This isn’t an ad for Wild Planet, I just enjoy it so much and thought I would share.
Sometimes I eat my tuna salad as wrap using these homemade tortillas, other times I will eat it with pita chips, or dip it up in bell pepper strips or cucumbers. No matter how you like to eat it, if you enjoy tuna salad and are looking for a way to change it up and make it better for you then give this recipe a try!
- 1 can of Wild Planet Albacore Tuna
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 1 tbsp pickle relish
- 1 tbsp jalapeno mustard (or regular mustard)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl flake the tuna. Then add the avocado and mash together.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated.