I wrote a post last summer about loving summertime cookouts, but hating that most of the cookout staple food is mayonnaise-laden, fried, processed, etc. (I know, I know, I complain a lot. It’s a theme – just go with it.) Many of you may know by now that I HATE seafood of any kind, but I can tolerate mild fish, especially tuna…from a can. While I do try to be careful about where my tuna comes from (safely caught, no mercury, etc.) I love that it’s PACKED with protein and high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
When I went home to Maine earlier this summer, my mom made a tuna salad almost identical to this one. You know you’ve made something good when your seafood-hating daughter goes back to this for lunch multiple times, and even snacks on it during the day. (This is also my subtle and passive way of telling you my mom is basically responsible for this recipe. Thanks, Mom. I owe you royalties.)
My only word of advice about this tuna salad is….you may not want to bring it with on a plane, or for lunch at work in an enclosed break room….it’s kind of smelly. But as we all know, the ugliest and smelliest foods are always the best!
I’m a sucker for a good sandwich, but this tuna salad is also preeeeetty good as a stand-alone meal. Curious about those little crackers I’m eating? You should be. I’ve raved about them before all over my Instagram page – they’re Balance with B’s almond pulp crackers. (Almond pulp is the stuff you’re left with once you’ve “milked” your almonds for homemade almond milk.) They are SO EASY to make and so so tasty. I often sub out the nutritional yeast for other seasoning blends. Mmmmm….
- 2 cans albacore tuna (in water)
- 2-3 medium, ripe avocados
- 3 hard boiled eggs, roughly chopped
- 5-6 large pitted green olives, chopped (optional)
- 1-2 Tablespoons dried dill
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine tuna, avocado, red onion, dill, salt and pepper, and mixx well to combine. Gently "fold" in the chopped hard boiled eggs until combined (but don't smash them!). Serve cold, stuff in a sandwich, or eat out of the bowl!