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Fiesta Tuna Salad

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Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

[I made this healthy Fiesta Tuna Salad for Earth Fare!]

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know I’m really into high quality canned tuna–and canned fish in general.

(I’ll recap my other favorite canned tuna recipes at the end of this post!)

But today, we’re visiting one of my favorite throw together meals – fiesta tuna salad! 🥑🎉

Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

Simple, Healthy and Satisfying 

This recipe is simple deluxe. So I’ll keep the post short to match. 

To get a creamy, healthy-fat-filled tuna salad, we’re calling on our good friend avocado! 🥑

Just a quick mash with the back of a fork until that green goodness is nice and smooth. To the avocado, we’re mixing in some of my favorite “fiesta flavors.” 

Lime juice, salt, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and drizzle of olive oil. 

Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

In goes the tuna and some veggies.

My favorite veggie add-ins are: 

  • Diced red onion 
  • Radish 
  • Cilantro 

But the beauty of this 5 minute tuna salad is that you can really just add anything you like and have on hand. 

Some other yummy options might include: 

  • Bell pepper
  • celery
  • sweet corn
  • cucumber

 Sky’s the limit! 

Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

How to eat fiesta tuna salad like a pro: 

Obviously you could just stick a fork right on in there and go for it. 

But one of my favorite ways to eat it is served with some salsa and scooped up with bell pepper strips and plantain chips 😍

Tortilla chips also work great here as scooping vehicles (my favorite are Siete Foods brand.) 

Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

Or you can take the salad route, which I do a lot too. 👇

A bed of greens topped with the fiesta tuna salad, some salsa, and misc veggies/pickled jalapenos (yum!)

I usually shower with hot sauce, and have some plantain chips on the side for crunch factor and carbs. 

Fiesta Tuna Salad | Reclaiming Yesterday

Easy peasy!! 

Other Canned Tuna Recipes I love: 

Paleo Tuna Casserole with Zoodles (Whole30)

Avocado and Apple Tuna Salad

Puttanesca Soup (With Wild Caught Shrimp and Tuna)

Tuna Nicoise Salad with Crispy Shoestring Potatoes and Basil Vinaigrette

Tahini Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

Fiesta Tuna Salad

Makes 2 servings

Fiesta Tuna Salad

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cans solid albacore tuna in water (about 7.5 ounces total)
  • ¾ cup ripe avocado (about 1 medium sized avocado)
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 1-2 tablespoons) plus extra wedges for serving
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1-2 radishes, diced finely
  • About ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Few shakes of chili powder (depending on your heat preference)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
    To Serve
  • Salsa
  • Plantain Chips or Tortilla Chips
  • Sliced bell pepper
  • Pickled jalapenos or hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add avocado to a bowl with lime juice, salt, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and drizzle of olive oil and mash with a fork until creamy.
  2. Flake the tuna and add it to the bowl along with the diced onion, radish, and cilantro. Stir until well combined and taste. Add more salt, lime juice, or chili powder to your preference.
  3. Serve tuna salad with salsa, optional pickled jalapenos/hot sauce, plantain/tortilla chips, and sliced bell pepper.
    Variations
  1. This tuna salad can be adapted with veggies you have on hand. The radish can be replaced with celery, cucumber, corn, etc. Use what you have and what you love!
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