Skip the heavy mayo and make Mexican tuna salad with avocado instead. 10 ingredients and tons of flavor. A perfect quick lunch or weeknight dinner. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 20 mins with 30g of protein per serving! A perfect low carb Cinco de Mayo recipe!
I love having canned tuna on hand to make a quick and simple lunch or light dinner recipe. It’s just sooooo easy. You don’t need to do much of anything but you can still easily feed yourself something delicious. Hello tuna salad. And not just any old tuna salad. A lightened up, reinvigorated tuna salad. A tuna salad with lots of life and vibrancy.
Cue Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore which has been my tuna of choice for years. I mean we might be going back to middle school here. My traditional Russian family did not exactly stock canned tuna in the pantry. So it was my childhood (and still best) friend A, who introduced me to this protein packed product. We would either buy tuna subs or make tuna and mayo sandwiches at her house.
But tuna mayo is boring nowadays. Right? A dated recipe.
I wanted something new. Something fresh, zesty, with a kick.
Hello Mexican tuna salad. The star ingredient here is, you guessed it Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore (in water) packed full of lean protein, healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals and made with wild caught Albacore. To learn more about Bumble Bee tuna head here.
My go to classic Mexican themed ingredients included red pepper, black beans, lime, avocado, cilantro, red onions, jalapeno, and cumin, paprika and olive oil for seasoning.
Can you taste the flavor already? If you like your food spicy throw in a full jalapeno, I was certainly tempted to.
Everything in this recipe gets cubed, diced, chopped, mixed, stirred and throw all together. No cooking necessary.
The final result is a super flavorful Mexican themed tuna salad which you can serve right in the tuna shells themselves – come on it’s more fun that way. Those spices, that crunch, that smooth avocado, with the hearty tuna. Everything just blends together. The different textures with the contrasting flavors.
Bring with you to work for lunch or just eat as a simple no cook dinner. This dish comes together in 20 minutes and is the perfectly medley of flavors with high protein, low fat canned tuna.
So toss that tuna mayo sad sandwich aside and them this bright, vibrant and colorful feel good nutritious Mexican tuna salad instead. A perfect quick Cinco de Mayo recipe.
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Serves 1/4 of the bowl
Skip the heavy mayo and make lightened up Mexican tuna salad with avocado and veggies instead. 10 ingredients and tons of flavor. A perfect quick lunch or weeknight dinner. Gluten Free and Dairy Free
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 12 ounces Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna
- 1/2 cup diced red pepper (1/2 red pepper)
- 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 lime, zested
- 2 avocados, cubed
- 1/2 - 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 - 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 1 - 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a small bowl combine lime juice, olive oil and paprika. Mix until smooth.
- In large bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix.
- Top with dressing.
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