- 1 avocado
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ tsp sea salt
- black pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup onion, minced (optional)
- 2 cans wild caught tuna in water, drained
- In a bowl, smash avocado with a fork.
- Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to smashed avocado and stir until creamy.
- Mix in onion and tuna until evenly coated.
- Serve with carbs, such as fruit, to create a well balanced meal.
This Avocado Tuna Salad recipe is great for quick, busy days and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Pair with fruit or sweet potato chips (made with good oils only! – check out Jackson’s Honest) for a pre or post-exercise snack/meal. Eat this about 45 – 60 min before your activity to optimize performance. You’ll want to eat a smaller amount of tuna salad and a larger amount of carbs (fruit or sweet potato chips) before exercise, but the opposite afterward to maximize recovery. If not surrounding exercise, eat with quinoa and greens for a balanced hearty salad.
Buying the right canned tuna…
It is also important to always choose a high-quality canned tuna to get the maximum anti-inflammatory benefits. I like the brand Wild Planet because they catch wild smaller sized tuna, which has a lower mercury level. I also found them at Costco which is awesome!
If you’re not a fan of tuna in general, canned salmon, canned sardines, or leftover chicken can work in this recipe as well. You can also switch up the spices to create more variety. Try a southwest blend or add dried dill and pickle juice. You can also mix in different vegetables, nuts, or fruit such as celery, walnuts, and grapes. The possibilities are endless!