Are you ready for your new favorite lunch recipe? This Avocado Tuna Salad is made with no mayo!
Do you know if you’re getting enough omega 3 fatty acids? For me, the omega 3s available in plant foods, ALA, are much easier to get in my diet than the ones found primarily in some fish, EPA and DHA. Unfortunately, the ones that are harder for me to get are the ones I need more.
EPA helps control inflammation, DHA is vital for our nervous system, including brain function (and development in children), and both are important for our heart health. These omega 3 fatty acids are probably one of the most important nutrients we can feed our bodies, yet many of us aren’t getting enough.
I’ve been turning to this Avocado Tuna Salad for one way to help me get those essential fatty acids into my body. I took the traditional mayonnaise out and added avocado in its place. This isn’t a revolutionary recipe, but I’ve been eating it for lunch every week, so I thought I’d share.
It’s not that I don’t like mayo. I like it a lot, actually. It’s just difficult to find a mayonnaise with healthy oil. Most have soybean oil, which I mostly avoid, and even the healthier varieties are made with canola oil, another one I prefer to limit. Sure, I could make my own mayonnaise, but who has time for that? Not this mama.
- 1 (5 ounce) can wild albacore tuna
- 1 small/medium avocado
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalked, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
- ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
- In a medium bowl, mash together the tuna and avocado.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
You can find complete recipes of this AVOCADO TUNA SALAD (NO MAYO) in happyhealthymama.com