Creamy Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich

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This recipe takes the classic tuna salad sandwich to a whole new level with the addition of creamy avocado. It’s a perfect option for a quick and easy lunch that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Ingredients:

Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich
Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich

2 cans (5 oz each) tuna in water, drained

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt for a lighter option)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of whole-wheat bread (or your favorite bread)
  • Optional: Lettuce or spinach leaves for added freshness

  • Instructions:

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the flaked tuna, mashed avocado, red onion, celery, mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    2. Spread the tuna salad mixture evenly onto one slice of bread. Top with lettuce or spinach leaves, if desired.
    3. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
    4. Cut the sandwich in half (diagonally for a fancy presentation!) and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    This recipe will yield approximately two servings. Here’s a rough estimate of the nutritional content per serving:

    Calories: 400-500 (depending on bread and mayonnaise/yogurt choice)

  • Fat: 20-25g
  • Protein: 30-35g
  • Carbs: 30-40g
  • Fiber: 5-7g

  • Please note: This is just an estimate, and the actual nutritional content will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion:

    This tuna avocado sandwich is a delicious and satisfying way to incorporate healthy fats and protein into your diet. It’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch or a light dinner. Plus, it’s easily customizable! You can add your favorite chopped vegetables, a sprinkle of cheese, or a different type of bread.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I use canned tuna in oil? Yes, you can. However, you may want to drain the oil to avoid a greasy sandwich. You may also need to adjust the amount of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt to achieve the desired consistency.

    2. What are some good substitutions for avocado? If you don’t have avocado on hand, you can substitute mashed banana, mashed sweet potato, or even some crumbled feta cheese.

    3. How can I make this sandwich vegan? Use vegan mayonnaise or a vegan mayo alternative. Additionally, be sure to choose bread that is vegan-friendly.

    4. Can I pack this sandwich for lunch? Absolutely! This recipe travels well and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a day.

    5. What are some other healthy add-ins for this sandwich? Chopped cucumber, bell peppers, sprouts, or a sprinkle of sunflower seeds are all great options to boost the flavor and nutrition of your sandwich.