Friday, March 28, 2014

Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad

Yum

Canned tuna mixed with black beans and guacamole served on top of a green salad. That's right, a tuna salad with no mayonnaise.


Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad:  canned tuna mixed with black beans and guacamole served on top of a green salad. #nomayo

Canned tuna was on sale recently at Costco.  My husband brought home a pack of the Wild Planet tuna and wow is this stuff good.  The first thing I noticed was that the can stated that no liquid or fillers are added to their tuna just sea salt so no need to drain the can.  When I popped the can open it was stuffed tight with an intact tuna steak.  Most canned tuna I'm used to is just shreds and pieces of tuna but this actually looked like tuna steak.  The taste was wonderful it tasted like real tuna.  Even my husband commented on how good the tuna tasted.  Also great about this tuna is it claims to be sustainably caught and they pick the smaller tuna which (hopefully) has accumulated less mercury.  I obviously have no idea if any of that is true but it's great if it is.

Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad:  canned tuna mixed with black beans and guacamole served on top of a green salad. #nomayo

With such great tuna this didn't need to be hidden in tons of mayonnaise so I chose to use guacamole instead.  No mayonnaise.

Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad:  canned tuna mixed with black beans and guacamole served on top of a green salad. #nomayo

Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad


Ingredients:

1 cup diced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot,  minced
1/2 cup diced dill pickles (or relish)
Juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp minced jalapeƱo (or to taste)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can tuna, drained
1/2 cup guacamole (mashed avocado, lime juice, garlic, salt)

Opitonal:
lettuce
balsamic vinaigrette
grape tomatoes
cilantro
toasted sliced almonds

Guacamole Black Bean Tuna Salad:  canned tuna mixed with black beans and guacamole served on top of a green salad. #nomayo


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Taste for seasoning add salt and pepper as needed. 

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Serve atop a green salad garnished with cilantro, tomatoes, and toasted sliced almonds, and/or with crackers.

Makes 4 servings.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Joy, I love tuna and what a great idea to make it with guacamole! Love this and will definitely be trying! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning to our board. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

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  2. Thanks so much for your kind words Cindy.

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  3. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingApril 4, 2014 at 4:41 AM

    Such a great flavor combination, Joy! I never thought to put tuna with Mexican flavors...sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!!

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  4. Thanks Cathy. I just wanted to make tuna salad without mayonnaise and had guacamole in the fridge. I always put black beans in my tuna salad for the extra fiber. Thanks for the party :)

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