Avocado Tuna Salad

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Avocado Tuna Salad is served over toasted buckwheat and kale, with crunchy radishes. It is nutritious, fresh and hearty with a spicy kick.

I love making quick, easy and delicious salads like BLT Potato Salad and Garlic Kale Salad.

Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Tuna Salad is a a quick and delicious salad made easily at home. I used white albacore in water as the main protein in this dish. Then, I mixed it with a ripe avocado, lemon juice and chopped jalapeno for a spicier kick. Just look at those tuna salad scoops, you can see huge chunks of tuna, and this is what I love about it: the firm texture, light color and fresh taste.

I served the Avocado Tuna Salad over a bed of kale mixed with buckwheat. In addition, I added some sliced radishes for a pop of color and some crunchiness. This salad is perfect and I like how quickly it comes together. Also being super filling, nutritious and delicious. To save time during the week, I usually cook some buckwheat during the weekend and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. I add it to salads or use it instead of rice. For the perfect kale texture, I massage the kale with some lemon juice and olive oil, so its soft and tender.

Avocado Tuna Salad

Why you will enjoy this Avocado Tuna Salad

  • It is easy to make with minimal ingredients.
  • Also, it is healthy and rich in protein.
  • In addition, contains lots of vitamins from kale and buckwheat
  • Can be topped with various flavors, such as tuna, chicken, bacon.

Suggestions for the perfect Avocado Tuna Salad:

  • Firstly, try to use organic products. I know they are more expensive, but taste wise they make a difference.
  • Also, if you want to add more proteins to the salad, add some extra beans.
  • Avocado should not bee too ripe, as it will make the salad mushy.
  • In addition, you can substitute tuna with chicken or bacon, or other meats if wanted.
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Avocado Tuna Salad
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 3 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 can  Bumble Bee White Albacore in Water  (drain water)
  • 1/2 cup  toasted buckwheat 
  • 2  large kale leaves  (washed)
  • 4-5  radishes  (cleaned and sliced)
  • 1  avocado  (flesh only)
  • 1  jalapeno  (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons  fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil 
  •  salt and pepper 

Instructions

  1. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place buckwheat in a rice colander and wash, drain excess water.
  2. Add buckwheat to a medium bowl, pour 1 cup of hot water over it and cover with a towel or dish. Let it stand for 30 minutes, drain any excess water, add half to a salad dish or transfer to a container if not using immediately.
  3. Remove stems from kale leaves and discard. Chop kale and add it to a medium bowl. Mix with olive oil, one teaspoon of lemon juice and dash of salt, massage the leaves with your hands for one minute and add to the bowl with buckwheat, add sliced radishes and give it a stir.
  4. In a small bowl mash the avocado, add tuna, jalapeño, one teaspoon of lemon juice and dash of salt. Mix until well combined and scoop on top of the salad. This mixture is also great in sandwiches or wraps.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 381 Carbohydrates: 30 Protein: 20 Fat: 22 Saturated Fat: 3 Cholesterol: 24 Sodium: 238 Potassium: 790 Fiber: 7 Sugar: 0 Vitamin A: 3945 Vitamin C: 59.9 Calcium: 78 Iron: 2.1
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Justine | Cooking and Beer

This is insanely creative! Love the idea of putting avocado in tuna salad!

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Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

Love the addition of avocado in the tuna salad! I've got to make this for my mother-in-law - she'd go nuts for it!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Loving this spicy take on tuna salad! Sounds so good!

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Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

Love that you spiced things up with some jalapeño!

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Melanie | Melanie Makes

Love this twist on a traditional tuna salad - can't wait to give it a try!

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Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling

What a delicious twist on tuna! I love the spice!

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