This is one POWER packed tuna salad recipe. These Tart Cherry Tuna Salad Avocado Bowls are filled with healthy fats from tuna, avocado, and pecans, it’s also rich in anthocyanins thanks to Montmorency tart cherries! Hello gawwwgeous! Thank you to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post.
I’m obsessed and the obsession runs deep. Kinda like my love for coffee and coffee flavored things…. This has been my go-to Tart Cherry Tuna Salad combination for Y.E.A.R.S. I don’t know why I haven’t shared it with you yet (I’ve been keeping it all to myself…..muhhhaaahahaha), but it’s like my gotta have it eeerrrr day lunch type of lunch. No but seriously, I do get in routines with this salad and will eat it a couple times a week.
In my past life, I’ve made this Tart Cherry Tuna Salad with mayo, but it’s 2016 peeps and it’s time to be all HEALTHY, so avocado it is. And now I’m crying because where has avocado been my whole life with this tuna salad?! It’s okay, I’m on the mend, and I’m never turning back, never turning back. I’ll eat avocado for days.
This is one POWER packed tuna salad recipe. These Tart Cherry Tuna Salad Avocado Bowls not only have healthy fats like tuna, avocado, and pecans, they’ve also got my favorite little cuties—Montmorency tart cherries! Hello gawwwgeous!
I mean this salad really is a looker… just look at all those beautiful colors. I think it would be pretty served at a girlie luncheon. I’m not trying to leave the men out, it could be a sexy dude salad too—it is high protein, Paleo and gluten-free and all.
These Tart Cherry Tuna Salad Avocado Bowls have THE BEST FLAVOR— the avocado creates this creamy texture that blends perfectly with the salty albacore tuna and I’m all into the sweet crunch from the pecans and the bright tartness from the Montmorency tart cherries.
I’ve been known to sneak a couple extra tart cherries from the bag to toss at the bottom of this salad because I HAVE TO HAVE tart cherries in every mouthful, especially the last bite. There must be a tart cherry in the last bite. It’s like a rule.
This salad only takes a couple seconds to toss it all together, and it’s super filling, which is likely why it ranks so high up on my lunch list.
- ½ small avocado, diced
- 4 ounces albacore tuna canned in oil
- 1 heaping tablespoon dried Montmorency tart cherries
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
- pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
- Serve salad in avocado bowl.