Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Guacatuna Salad

4 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 13 Comments

Between this and this I’ll never make tuna with mayo again. Not that I was making it very often, as I hate (despise would be a better word) mayo. There’s only one sandwich I use it on (this one) and I use so little, one jar would last me a lifetime.

Anyway, my goal isn’t to bash mayo, it’s to give you new ideas and I hope this one inspires you.

quacatuna - ingredients

I just whipped up a Guacatuna Salad Sandwich. Well, at least that’s what I’m calling it. GuacatunaI’ve never been a big guacamole fan, but dude… mix some mashed up avocado in tuna and YUM! This sandwich was flavorful and satisfying. Now that I’m keeping more avocado around for Little Bean I can see this becoming one of my go-to lunches.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 oz (28g) of avocado
  • 2 tbsp (28g) Salsa
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice (lemon would be fine)
  • 5oz can of light tuna drained well

Scoop out the avocado and mash.

Guacatuna - avocado mashed

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

guacatuna finished

That’s IT!

I ate mine on a sandwich thin, but you could stuff a pita, top a salad, or even roll in large lettuce leaves.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe (not including the bread)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
155 5g 3g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 1g 5g 23g

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    October 14, 2011

    That sounds awesome..thanks Reply


    October 14, 2011

    I love this idea! I am not a mayo fan either. I will definitely try this. Thanks! Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    October 14, 2011

    I like Miracle Whip Light but am always looking for ways to jazz up tuna. Can't wait to give this one a go! Reply


    October 15, 2011

    i love adding avocado to my tuna!!! Reply


    October 15, 2011

    Thanks for this! I had tuna salad sandwiches for lunch 2 days this past week. If I'd had this recipe, I might have enjoyed my lunch more! LOL Reply

    Erika Leigh

    October 15, 2011

    It was funny, I was grocery shopping today and there was a pile of avacodos... I went over to get one to make this recipe and I was looking at them and trying to figure out which ones were ripe. Panicking, I told myself to trust my instincts because I really had never bought an avacodo before. So I picked one up, turned it over, and it had this big sticker that said, "Ripe when soft" on it...I laughed to myself and kind of thought, " You just need to ask!" Reply


    October 17, 2011

    Yup! and just so you know, they do ripen on the counter. So you can buy hard ones and they will soften up on you. Reply


    October 17, 2011

    This sounds great. I'll have to try it with avocado. BTW, my daughter asked for a tuna sandwich for lunch today, and of course, I had the other half for my lunch. Reply


    October 25, 2011

    I think I'll have this for lunch tomorrow. I made a ton of guac for dinner tonight so there is plenty of leftovers. I also cannot stand mayo. The mere smell of it makes me queezy. For some reason though, I really like miracle whip. Odd how our tastes develop. I was never given mayo (except in killer NYC subs) as a kid, always miracle whip and now that's all I like! Reply


    October 25, 2011

    Erika--just don't buy them super hard as sometimes they'll never soften and DON'T put it in the fridge if you want it to ripen. They'll just stay hard. My friend bought one to turn into baby food and couldn't figure out, why, after two weeks it was still rock hard. *sigh* Reply


    November 1, 2011

    I've gone back to WW and am at the start of my 5th week. I'm toying with the idea of doing Simply Filling (core) and I'm trying to focus on "power foods' this week. As I was planning last night I recalled this post, realized I had an avocado and decided to give it a try. Instead of following your recipe I adapted my own: Tuna, Avocado, diced onion and red bell pepper, some lemon juice and cilantro. I let it sit in the fridge for a while to mingle flavors and had a delicious lunch! Thanks for the idea Roni! Reply


    November 4, 2011

    I now have a craving for tuna. Sounds yummy! Reply

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    December 10, 2011

    Made a version of this today for lunch. It was great on Triscuits! Reply