If you're cooking for one, this recipe could not be more simple. It's no-cook and requires a bowl and spoon to assemble. The ingredients are inexpensive and limited making it perfect for a tight budget as well. Tuna and chicken salad are easy to whip up anytime. Add an extra punch of nutrition and get rid of the bread by using an avocado instead. It stuffs well and turns the tuna salad into a creamy, delightful mixture.
I like to get tuna in olive oil because I find tuna in water a bit dry. Make sure to check the date on the can when you grab it in the store. Fish is one thing you definitely don't want to take chances with. I have recently become a huge fan of vegenaise because I try to cut dairy where I can in order to really indulge when the opportunity arises. It takes the same as regular may and doesn't have all the questionable ingredients. Mayo works just fine though if you have a favorite or maybe even make your won.
The three veggies for this tuna salad recipe add three elements: flavor, crunch and color. The red bell pepper is mainly in charge of the color but adds a nice flavor to the mix. Cucumber gives the salad a fresh quality that balances out the strength of the celery, tuna and pepper. Finally, the celery adds crunch. You've got to have that texture. Chives add a little brightness at the end. If you have other veggies laying around like tomatoes, carrots or zucchini, those will work just fine as well. Play around and see what combination you like best.
TUNA SALAD STUFFED AVOCADO
5 ounces Canned Tuna, drained
1 tbsp. Vegenaise or Mayo
1 tbsp. Celery, chopped
1 tbsp. Cucumber, chopped
1 tbsp. Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 tsp. Chives, chopped
1 Avocado, halved
1. In a small bowl, mix together tuna, vegenaise or mayo, celebry, cucumber, pepper and chives.
2. Scoop the tuna salad into the hole of the avocado halves and pack tightly. Serve.
I wasn't kidding when I said this was a super simple recipe. It's best for really late workdays when all you want to do when you come home is curl up on the couch and watch netflix. What are some go-to meals you whip up for one?