Are you eating a diet free of mayonnaise? If so, you could be doing it for a number of reasons. Mayonnaise is high in unhealthy fats, contains a lot of sugar, is high in calories, is made with a number of artificial ingredients, and has high egg content, for those who practice Vegan eating. Anyone of these reasons are good reasons to eat a diet free of mayonnaise. The issue may begin, however, when you are eating other items which are good for you but are often used with mayonnaise, such as tuna in tuna salad and the like. Well, here is some great news: A recipe for mayonnaise-free tuna avocado salad that is so delicious and healthy it will blow your mind, so whip up the following recipe and enjoy!
Mayonnaise-Free Tuna Avocado Salad
What you will need:
½ of one ripe avocado
Juice from one lemon half
¼ c of Greek yogurt, plain
½ medium red onion, finely chopped
½ t garlic (granulated)
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
½ t onion powder
2 – 4 oz. cans of tuna packed in water
¼ t salt
¼ t black pepper, ground
1 T dill pickle relish
What you need to do:
First thing to note is that you can safely make this wonderful salad a couple days in advance of when you intend to eat it without worrying about spoilage or altered flavor. Simply store it in the refrigerator, and make sure you keep it in an airtight container. This will ensure freshness and maintain flavor. No problem!
First, remove the pit from one ripe avocado, then proceed to halve it. Take one half and in a medium bowl mash your avocado until semi-smooth. Now add your Greek yogurt and blend it together in the bowl with your avocado.
Next add your dill relish, granulated garlic, pepper, onion powder, and salt. Mix together well.
Now, making sure the tuna fish is free of any excess water, you will want to flake it in another medium bowl. Using a fork to break it and flake it works exceptionally well. Add the chopped celery and onion, with your tuna fish, to the avocado and yogurt mixture. Blend together thoroughly, making sure that all ingredients are evenly coated with the mixture.
Add the lemon juice and blend gently once more, ensuring the juice is evenly dispersed throughout. Voila! Mayonnaise-free tuna avocado salad. Eat it just as you would any conventional tuna salad, on crackers, a sandwich, or whichever way you love it best.
The correct serving size for this salad is one-half cup, and it has only 117 calories per serving! With only 4 grams of fat and a carbohydrate count of four, this delicious tuna salad uses up only 3 Weight Watchers points. It has 2 grams of fiber and a protein count of 18. You will find this is not only nutritious, but it is a wonderfully flavorful way to enjoy tuna salad without any of the same concerns you may have regarding sugars, fat, or mayonnaise ingredients. You will simply love it, and you will want to share this recipe with everyone you meet. Keep in mind it works just as well with chicken, providing all the flavor and none of the danger!
This post was published on April 2, 2015 9:07 pm