by Olena

Avocado Tuna Salad

by Olena

Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.

Yes, I went there – I took a tuna salad and loaded it with a bunch of fruit, drizzled with tangy homemade full fat yogurt dressing and added a big handful of dill. While making slaw for easy shrimp tacos last week, I discovered that using full fat plain yogurt in the dressing eliminates any need for mayo. Low fat product days are over. O-V-E-R. I still see some recipes and labels screaming “low fat”, which makes me smile. Someone’s marketing is not up to date.

My avocado tuna salad turned out fantastic. I juiced it up with apples, cucumbers and mango. A handful of greens and a generous 1/2 cup of fresh herbs, poured a cup of my healthy creamy Greek yogurt dressing with simple ingredients like Dijon mustard, honey, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. And voila.

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How to Make Avocado Tuna Salad

  1. In a large salad bowl, add all Tuna Salad with Avocado and Mango ingredients.Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together Greek Yogurt Dressing ingredients. Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.
  3. Pour over salad and gently stir to combine.Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.

I served my avocado tuna salad with mashed potatoes made with organic kefir buttermilk and garlic – traditional Ukrainian and very classic American.

Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.

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Avocado Tuna Salad

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Simple, tasty and healthy avocado tuna salad recipe with homemade Greek yogurt dressing and no mayo.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 medium-large servings

Ingredients

Avocado Tuna Salad:

  • 2 handfuls spinach, spring mix or arugula
  • 1 large ripe mango, diced
  • 3 medium avocados, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1/3 long English cucumber, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill, parsley or cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cans tuna packed in water, well drained

Greek Yogurt Dressing:

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add all Tuna Salad with Avocado and Mango ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together Greek Yogurt Dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and gently stir to combine.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 2 days.

Notes

*Do not use 0-3% yogurt because tuna salad will lack flavour, rather fat content 5-10% is ideal.

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  1. Hi Olena, this would be a great addition to the stone fruit theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  2. I LOVE miso! I always have the red one in my fridge and even use it to bump up flavors in the most unlikely of things that just need something extra but I can’t put my finger on. Can’t wait!

    1. Yes, you gave me the idea of flavouring food with miso. Thank you! I haven’t tried red miso. Last one I bought is shiro miso and I can eat it by the spoon. OMG so good!

  3. Dear God, Olena! I swear you are my kid, the one that actually listens to me, Lol! This! Yes, this is why I love your blog. Simple, real food, but always with a new and fun twist! And some smart new info to boot! It’s so ingrained in my brain to buy the low fat versions of everything! It’s been drilled into our heads for years. And truth is, I love the full fat dairy versions! I have to get over the guilt.

    In fact, I could eat tuna salad with lite mayo n onion every day. The fun in your blog is that you always have fresh and new ideas. I am having this recipe for dinner tonight. Only…er..I just have 2% Greek yogurt at the moment. At least its a step up from fat free!

    1. If I were your kid, Laurel, I wouldn’t listen. The trick is that I’m not and that is why our relationship is perfect LOL.:)
      Full fat dairy is not always available. Add a bit of mayo because with 2% yogurt the dressing won’t be the same, you need more fat in there. Then just wait for my next 2 recipes you will love them.:) Thank you so much for all your love you give me.:) Enjoy your dinner tonight! We are having miso soup with meatballs that I swear is THE BEST ever. I will post next week.:)