Tuna, Avocado, and Pickled Onion Open Faced Sandwich

I went years without eating canned tuna. For the simple fact that I had eaten so much of it when I would diet that I could no longer stand it. Even now, I’m not so sure I could just pop open a can of tuna and eat it straight from the can as I have in the past.

However, when you put a spin on it with avocado, pickled onions, and green olives, I can totally enjoy some tuna. This recipe came from Cooking Light magazine and has quickly become a new favorite of mine.

Avocados are much higher in fat than most other fruits, but they are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C and contain a lot of fiber. They have been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and may be useful for weight loss. That’s a win-win in my book!

Tuna, Avocado, and Pickled Onion Open Faced Sandwich
 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. red onion, sliced thin
  • ⅔ c. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ c. water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • 4 oz. chunk white albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 2 tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 8 bottled green olives, sliced
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and sliced
Instructions
  1. Bring onion, vinegar, water, and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove pan from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Divide the avocado slices evenly among bread slices; mash with a fork. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Top evenly with tuna, onions, and olives. Sprinkle top with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.
  3. Each serving = 8 WW Freestyle Points.

 

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Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced into thin wedges and then cut in half lengthwise
  • 8 pickling cucumbers (about 4 cups), sliced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, quartered, then sliced thin
  • ½ c. plus 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • ¼ c. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. water
Instructions
  1. Slice all of the vegetables and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, oil and water.
  3. Pour over veggies and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
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