Skip the mayo and try this recipe instead for your next tuna sandwich! Albacore Tuna is a great source of protein, rich in selenium and vitamin B-12. It's also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids! If you're looking for some organic Albacore Tuna options, click here!
I have also added avocado which I believe is a great replacement for mayo in many recipes. Avocados are packed with healthy fats, mostly composed of monounsaturated fats. This type of fat has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. These heart-healthy fruits are also packed with folate, vitamin E, C, B6, potassium and soluble fiber.
If you're looking for a ripe avocado for your recipe, gently press on the avocado. If it is hard, it is not ripe. If it's squishy, it is overly ripe. You want it to give and be a little soft. If you have an avocado at home and you need to ripen it, place it in a brown paper bag along with another ripened fruit like a banana, tomato or apple. Ethylene gas makes bananas brown, gives tomatoes their ripe red color and makes avocados soft. Pairing them together will encourage the avocados to give off their own ethylene gas which will start the ripening process.
Yields 4 servings
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 stalks of celery
1/2 of a chopped red onion
12 ounce can of White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp of both salt and pepper
8 Slices of your favorite Whole Grain Bread (I used Brown Rice Bread)
Sliced dill pickles
1) Mash avocados in a large bowl
2) Combine remaining ingredients
3) Spread the tuna on toasted sprouted grain bread with your spinach leaves and sliced dill pickles