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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Perfect Tuna Salad

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I love tuna salad, but especially during the summer months because I don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it.  Like chicken salad, I think the simpler the better so my Perfect Tuna Salad isn’t packed with ingredients.  Just a handful of simple ingredients that you can throw together really quick.  I have been asked before if I mix my chicken salad in a food processor and the answer is no.  I like for my chicken salad to be chunkier.  However, I do like to mix my tuna salad in the food processor.  Pulse just a few times and you’ll end up with salad similar to the consistency of Subway’s tuna salad.  One of my favorite ways to eat tuna salad is inside a wedged tomato, but if I have leftover bacon from breakfast I also like a tuna BLT sandwich.

Perfect Tuna Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 (5-oz.) cans solid white tuna, rinsed and drained well
  • ½ c. mayonnaise (or more to your taste)
  • ¼ c. diced onions
  • ¼ c. chopped celery
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
Instructions
  1. Make sure that you have drained the tuna well then place in bowl of food processor. Add mayonnaise, onions, celery, black pepper, and paprika. Pulse a few times to mix and get tuna to desired consistency.

 

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