I know this may look kind of plain. Boring even.
And maybe it is. A simple tuna salad. And depending on how you feel about the good ole tuna salad sandwich – an avid consumer or one who is repulsed by even the smell – you’re going to love this or hate it.
But there’s one thing for certain: this is a super quick and easy lunch.
Here’s the thing- a couple years ago, I did a round of Whole30. It was shortly after I had given birth to my daughter and spent the following few months binging on massive amounts of chocolate. I would put chocolate in everything: my morning oatmeal, my peanut butter and banana quesadillas, my “nice cream”. I knew something needed to change, and I needed to kick my sugar addiction (but honestly, can this thing ever be truly kicked?!).
One of the first meals I enjoyed during my round was a tuna avocado salad. I instantly fell in love. I wanted to eat it daily. I wanted to smother it on toast (but eh hem, no grains). I wanted to bathe in it.
Okay, maybe I didn’t want to bathe in it, but it basically changed my life. It took a lifelong favorite of mine, kicked it up a notch, and made it healthier. I’m not sure if I’ve eaten tuna salad any other way since. I’m not sure I even want to.
The best part is? You really only need two ingredients (and salt, salt is necessary) to make this scrumptious salad, but I wanted to kick it up yet another notch and added tomatoes and parsley. Because, why the heck not? But do forgo the “extras” if you’re really on a time crunch. Because without them, the salad comes together in about a minute.
Tuna Avocado Salad
serves 1 * calories: 358 * fat(g): 21.1 * protein(g): 29 * carbs(g): 12.1 * net carbs(g): 2.1
- 1 avocado
- 1 (5 oz.) can chunk white albacore tuna in water, drained
- 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 Roma tomato, diced
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Add the avocado and tuna into a bowl, and using a fork, mix together. Add lime juice, pink salt, tomato, and parsley to the tuna mixture, and mix until combined.
I’ll be bringing you more simple ideas over the next couple of weeks for the most forgotten meal of the day – lunch!