It is not a surprise to anyone that knows me the tuna salad is one of my favorites. I have been making myself tuna salad on crackers and tuna salad sandwiches since I was a little girl. Over the years I went from making tuna was a splash of red wine vinegar and a some mayo to adding things like olives and shallots, to swapping out the vinegar for another favorite ingredient....dijon mustard. It came as no surprise to my family recently when I took my love for tuna salad and adding the favorite of all ingredients of mine, avocado, to my new concoction.
But I didn't stop at just adding avocado. I added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, some herbaceous flavorful dill, a punch from a minced shallot and of course some kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Not only are you subtracting the mayo from the equation and bringing in a healthier fat, this is a great salad to make for a picnic or outdoor get together because there is no dairy that can spoil.
If you are a tuna salad fan, I hope you give this one a try! I promise you will love it!