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Pack It In: Nutrient Rich Tuna Avocado Salad

I’m finally over my cold (yay!) and enjoyed a great run this morning, restarting my exercise regime after a week of low to no energy.  It’s brilliant to be back to normal and my lunch today reflects this with a totally delicious, nutrient packed and filling tuna salad.

I’ve swapped out the mayonnaise usually added to tuna salad and have used diced avocado & horseradish instead.  I know I’m frequently banging on about avocado but here with its creamy texture it’s a great substitute to mayo plus it’s jammed full of healthy fats and vitamins K, E and C.  Vitamin K is very important for blood clotting and maintaining & building healthy bones.

I use protein rich canned tuna for this salad, which is easy to cook with, but you could also include fresh slices of grilled tuna, chicken or boiled eggs to elevate this dish to something quite special.

Tuna Avocado Salad
Tuna Avocado Salad
Serves 2
Ingredients
2 cans wild-caught albacore tuna, drained
1 large avocado, diced
3 tbsp creamed horseradish
Handful of grape tomatoes, chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
½ medium cucumber, de-seeded and chopped
2 cups lettuce, chopped
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Sprinkle of dried parsley
Salt & pepper

 

Method
  1. Place drained tuna in a medium bowl. Add the horseradish and mash together well with a fork.  Season well and sprinkle with dried parsley.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Season again to taste.
  3. Serve over lettuce leaves.  You can also use this as a delicious sandwich or baked potato filling.

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