Tuna Salad with Avocado Dressing

Tuna salad with avocado dressing

My husband and I came back from Toronto recently, which is where we met ten years ago. It was a great trip, and we got lucky with beautiful fall weather - no rain! In December, we will be celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary! Do you ever feel like when you are on vacation you forget to eat healthy? That usually happens to me, and when I come home, the only thing I want to eat is veggies, and this is how this tuna salad recipe was born: I needed something quick, light and healthy to get me back on track and energized for my daily life. I loved this avocado dressing, at first wasn't sure where to add the avocado, but on my third attempt this was the best way. Avocado dressing is creamy and has a slightly sweet taste to it. 

Tuna has some good benefits. It provides your body with essential omega-3 fatty acids, selenium (vital for metabolism and thyroid function), and proteins. Avocado, a very nutritious fruit, provide you with your daily serving of vitamin K and potassium while green onions fill you up with fiber and folic acid.

ingredients:

  • 1 12oz-can tuna in spring water

  • 1 green onion stem, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 Napa cabbage leaves (romaine works too)

Avocado Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

  • a pinch of sea salt

instructions:

  1. Place tuna with water into a bowl. Mix with chopped green onion and 1 tablespoon fresh parsley and 1/2 teaspoon salt. (Makes four cups).

  2. Divide tuna mix between 4 Napa cabbage leaves.

  3. Avocado dressing: In a blender, combine the avocado oil, honey, avocado, garlic, juice from lemon, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Puree until smooth. Makes one cup.

  4. Drizzle avocado dressing on salad.

Yield: 4

Tuna Salad with Avocado Dressing

ingredients:

  • 1 12oz-can tuna in spring water
  • 1 green onion stem, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Napa cabbage leaves (romaine works too)
Avocado Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • a pinch of sea salt

instructions:

  1. Place tuna with water into a bowl. Mix with chopped green onion and 1 tablespoon fresh parsley and 1/2 teaspoon salt. (Makes four cups).
  2. Divide tuna mix between 4 Napa cabbage leaves.
  3. Avocado dressing: In a blender, combine the avocado oil, honey, avocado, garlic, juice from lemon, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Puree until smooth. Makes one cup.

  4. Drizzle avocado dressing on salad.

calories

448

fat (grams)

35.3

sat. fat (grams)

4.6

protein (grams)

22.3

sugar (grams)

6.1
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