Have you ever had a sudden strike of nostalgia while making breakfast? I know that’s a strange question, but that’s what happened to me! I was making breakfast one morning when I remembered how my mom used to pack my lunch for school when I was little, and how those sandwiches tasted out-of-this-world delicious.
So, I decided to make a sandwich. But, updated for the modern concepts of healthy eating and dietary restrictions. That’s how I came up with my avocado tuna sandwich recipe!
Avocado was, of course, unavoidable. This fruit’s taste and nutrients would make it a crime not to use it! Since it’s the morning and you need your protein for the day, we will need some tuna as well. Combined with some Greek yogurt or tahini you get a delicious creamy topping for your sandwich.
Even this would be enough to make your day, but we’ll add something a little extra to really make it pop. Some lemon juice will provide us with a nice contrasting zesty note. And it works great with cilantro if you like it. Add some tomato for color and some kale or spinach for fiber, and voila, you’re set! Well, not exactly. No meal is really a treat without some cheese – so add some Halloumi cheese on top.
The ingredients are super common and the steps are easy as well. So, what are you waiting for? Treat your taste buds to a tasty avocado tuna sandwich treat or turn it into a tortilla filling with this quick and easy (as well as healthy) recipe!
Annerie’s Avocado and Tuna Sandwich
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 can tuna in olive oil
- 3 tbsp tahini or Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
- ½ small tomatoSmall handful of cilantro
- 2 leaves kale or spinach
- Halloumi cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix tahini/Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon pepper and ½ mashed avocado, cilantro together in a bowl.
- Add in tuna and salt and pepper to taste then refrigerate.
- Pan sear some halloumi cheese slices and let cool to room temperature
- Remove tuna mixture from the refrigerator and serve as a sandwich in some bread with Halloumi, tomato and avocado (remaining 1 ½) slices.
NOTE: This recipe also works well as a filling for a wrap (in your favourite tortilla or kale) or on top of some spinach with Halloumi, tomatoes, and of course, more avocado!