Guacamole Tuna Salad

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So I’m about to go kayaking.

I’m not sure what I think about an activity with the work YAK right in the middle of it. AND, we’re kayaking in an area called SALT MARSH. What the wonk is a salt marsh?! I’m sorry, but A-L-L-I-G-A-T-O-R is all I hear.

On top of that, it’s a 3-hour tour. A THREEEEE-HOUR TOUUUUR. No one was rightly amused when I burst into song.

So before I head off to climb into a kaYAK, fall out mid-row, drown in a marsh filled with salt and get polished off by 27 ravenous alligators in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I want to show you this guacamole tuna salad rawl quick.

Take an avocado and mash her up.

(I wonder what my funeral is going to be like.)

Add a can of tuna, some dehydrated tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and cumin.

(Like, would it be weird if my husband sang at it? Or would he even be able to? OMG who is going to sing?)

Once you mix all that up, you add a handful of arugula or baby spinach or kale, whatevs. Throw in a pinch of salt, pepper and mix her up.

(I wonder if I could request Wilson Phillips NOW. I mean it doesn’t have to be them in person, maybe the CD? The song could be “Release Me.” You know, like the gator did NOT release me?)

And then you make a cute little mound like this and top it with toasted pepitas.

(SURELY the funeral will be in Kansas City, so some of you guys won’t even have to make travel plans! I think of everything, don’t I?)

And then you simply stalk this tuna salad with 95% of your body under water, with only your beady eyes peaking above the water line, and then you’ll lunge towards it, violently snapping it with your jaw, applying a sick amount of pressure and swallowing it in one breath.

Oh wait. Thaaaaat would be me.

Guacamole Tuna Salad:

What it took for 1:

* 1 avocado
* 1 can tuna fish, drained
* 1/4 cup dehydrated (or sundried) tomatoes
* 1/2 lime
* 1/2 tsp cumin
* 1/2 chopped cilantro
* 2 cups baby greens
* 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
* 1/4 cup toasted pepitas

In a large bowl, mash the avocado. Add the tuna, tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, cilantro and pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Add the baby greens and give it another stir.

Serve with toasted pepitas.

Lunch just landed in yo’ face.

*if you don’t like the idea of eating an entire avocado in one sitting, just half it.

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22 Responses to Guacamole Tuna Salad

  1. Ashley August 14, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    This looks incredible! Good luck out on the water ;)

  2. Katie August 14, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    You should take this tuna salad along in your pocket and feed it to the alligators so they don’t chomp on your face…but rather, your pocket full of goodie tuna.

    Or save it all for yourself, that’s what I’d do. And am gonna do.

  3. Tracey Evans August 14, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Oh yum! This would be good in a pita pocket too! Have fun Kayaking! :)

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite August 14, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    This would go perfect on top of lettuce or in a sandwich! Stay safe.

  5. Kim | At Home With Kim August 14, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I LOVE guacamole and cannot wait to make this…. Perfect quick lunch! Pinning this to make soon.

  6. Christina August 14, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to use an ENTIRE avocado? May use two? and I certainly hope you aren’t chum…oh wait, wrong horror flick. Got’s my sharks and ‘gators mixed up. End result the same tho.

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) August 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    You’re going to love kayaking…it’s probably one of my favorite water sports…right after sunbathing and nap-taking.

    Obvs…

  8. j3nn August 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Looks awesome! I like the sun-dried tomatoes. Never had them with tuna!

  9. DessertForTwo August 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    What a fun spin on a classic. YOU are a fun spin on a classic!

  10. Cassie August 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I freaking love every ounce of this. And you.

  11. Katie @ Blonde Ambition August 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Wait, eating an entire avocado in one sitting isn’t a thing?

  12. Natalie August 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Ohhhh I like your version :) Love the sun dried tomatoes and greens!

  13. shelly (cookies and cups) August 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Good luck kayaking. Really, good luck.
    And why in the world have I never put avocado in my tuna salad before? Makes perfect sense.

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Holy moly, there’s just so much amazingness in this!

  15. Diana August 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    This and corn chips. Omgomg.

  16. AmyRuth August 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Hmm … inquiring minds… how can you make tuna salad on your fabulous blog, kayak in the outer banks and plan your would be funeral back in KC? he he Oh silly girl, its a blog and they are “e v e r y w h e r e.” he he Cuteness.
    Holy Moly I so love guac and I think a good ‘cado is like butta baby. Enjoy your adventure!

  17. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids August 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Okay, I cannot even focus on the food because, if you had died in the waters, which thank goodness you didn’t, I would have personally called Phillip Phillips to sing at your funeral!

    Now, back to the salad. It looks amazing!

  18. Denise August 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your blog post and had to make the salad right away. Made it last night and just enjoyed it for lunch today. I added a little salsa and used more greens and loved it. I will definitely make it often. So easy and a great way to stop eating tuna the boring way (right out of the can with my salad LOL). Thanks for the entertainment and the great idea.

  19. kathryn August 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    cannot wait to try this recipe! i am recently addicted to Pinterest and found this. I do not have a blog however pinterest has made me interested in them. your blog is hilarious i relate to you just from reading this recipe! loved it

  20. Katie November 17, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Thank you! My hubby hates avo, but I love it. Made this, and he didn’t even notice the avocado! So….I didn’t feel the need to tell him lol I also added a bit of natural greek style yoghurt to add creaminess. Delicious lunch!

  21. Amanda December 4, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    So I search tuna on Pinterest and your ridiculously funny blog comes up. I’m going to make this recipe now…but not before reading this again and laughing some more.

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