Jan 2, 2013

Open Faced Tuna Sandwich with Avocado



Tuna with minced vegetables on a toasted slice of multi-grain bread with avocado and sprouts. A quick and easy, satisfying lunch.

I grew up with avocados in my home way before they became popular here in the States, and squeeze them into my diet every chance I can. Avocados are a regular part of a South American diet, and my mom always served them along side a hearty bowl of hot soup or rice and beans.


Avocados are also good for you, loaded with heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. According to Bodybuilding.com, avocados are listed as one of the 15 Best Fat Burning Foods. I'd love to tell you I buy them for all those reasons, but quite frankly we just love them. In fact, I created an entire Pinterest Board in it's honor!

To make the tuna salad quickly, I throw all the vegetables in my chopper and pulse a few times. If I am eating one sandwich, I keep the rest refrigerated for the next day. Easy peasy!

Just under 250 calories and for those of you on Weight Watchers, 6 points plus.


Open Faced Tuna Sandwich with Avocado
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 3 • Serving Size: 1 sandwich • Old Pts: 5 pts • WW Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 247 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 28 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 384.5 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz can albacore tuna (in water), drained
  • 1/4 cup carrots, minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 1 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp Hellman's Light mayonnaise (or greek yogurt)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
  • 6 thin slices tomato
  • 3 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 medium haas avocado, thinly sliced
  • 0.5 oz alfalfa sprouts

Directions:


Combine tuna with minced carrots, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Place lettuce on toasted bread. Top with tomato, tuna, avocado and alfalfa sprouts.

63 comments :

  1. Can't wait to make this - looks amazing!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE avocados!!!! From guacamole to plain with a little lemon and salt I try to justify putting them in any recipe I can! LOL Can't wait to try this!

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  3. This looks delicious! Yum!

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  4. having this today for lunch!
    Ilene Bklyn

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  5. How much celery, onion, and carrot is it before it's minced?

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  6. this looks so delicious! can't wait to try!

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  7. What a nice new way to enjoy a tuna sandwich!

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  8. Avocados and tuna sandwiches two of my favorites!

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  9. Just bought a couple of avocados and tomatoes! This is perfect. Thank you!

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  10. Is this on regular bread or lite bread? Just wondering for the points values. Looks delicious!

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    1. I used Arnold's Multi-Grain, not light.

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  11. If it's got avocados count me it! This sounds so yummy.

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  12. No lie, I just made a tuna+rice+avocado salad before reading this. It's a great gf alternative to sandwiches. Mish-mash 1 c dry brown rice, cooked; 1/2 avocado, mashed, 1 can tuna, 2 T lemon juice, dashes of paprika, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder to taste together in a bowl. It's helping me through the flu!

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  13. I love each and every ingredient in this sandwich. So delicious and healthy. thanks for sharing the idea of pulsing other veggies along with it :)

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  14. Gina, where have you been able to buy sprouts?? We can't even get them at Jimmy Johns anymore here in Columbus because of the salmonella scare!

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    1. Got them in my local Health food store, micro greens are great too!

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  15. Totally agree with you about avocados - just love em! This sandwich looks so tasty I'm adding tuna to my grocery list now!

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  16. Oh! That looks tasty and bet it would be good without the bread as a lettuce wrap.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing and wondering what the calorie and adjusted PP+ values would be...

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    3. I would probably deduct 2 points if not using bread. Most "regular" breads are 2 points/slice.

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  17. I love adding avocado to pretty much everything! Healthy fat + fiber = happy Katie :)

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  18. I love all of your recipes and can't wait to try this one and get your cookbook once it comes out!

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  19. This is my kind of lunch! I adore tuna (though am the only one in my house) and avocados seem like the perfect partner in crime.

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  20. Looks and sounds delicious. When I was a teenager, my Dad and step mother would take me to a cafe that served tuna with shredded carrots, onions and sprouts on mutligrain bread. I've been replicating myself for years on whole wheat pita. I love avocado and have never thought of pairing a veggie tuna sandwich and avocado. It was delicious. Thanks for the wonderful lunch idea.

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  21. this will definitely be added into my lunch rotation

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  22. If you haven't tried water chestnuts in your tuna salad it is fabulous!!! I love the crunch it gives it. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. Try a little jicama chopped into small sticks!! I like them better the water chestnuts and they are not as starchy.

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  23. It looks so delicious , I'll try this today : thanks Gina for all your recipes.

    I hope for you and all your family the Best for this New Year.
    Misty from Belgium

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  24. The boyfriend LOVES tuna but I can't eat it after I became ill years ago (bad mayo but it ruined the taste for me). Think I will make this as a chicken salad instead.

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  25. This is so beautiful! I'm going to feature it on my next "Wonderful Wednesday" post on Ducks 'n a Row. My readers will LOVE it!:)

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  26. This looks so healthy and delicious! I love a good tuna sandwich :)

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  27. This looks so yummy! I love avocados too :) I've never made tuna with diced carrots or Greek yogurt (instead of mayo) but I think I might try it. Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Hi!ma friend of mine has introduced me to your sight and I'm OBSESSED and have told everyone who will listen! I am getting married at the end of the year, so yor sight is amazing. Quick question, I'm not a big tuna fan. Could you replace with a chicken salad? Would this affect PP? Thanks!!!

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  29. Hi!ma friend of mine has introduced me to your sight and I'm OBSESSED and have told everyone who will listen! I am getting married at the end of the year, so yor sight is amazing. Quick question, I'm not a big tuna fan. Could you replace with a chicken salad? Would this affect PP? Thanks!!!

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  30. Another recipe home run... this one is a definite keeper and definite "I have to make" recipe. I love what you share with us and I can't wait to see just what you'll post next...

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  31. Lovely recipe! I'm going to make this today, for my birthday party. I hope the guests will like it:)

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  32. Definitely making this again because it tastes delicious! Thank you

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  33. Really loved this! I never thought of putting carrots in tuna salad. It looksmgreat on a plate and tastes even better. Thank you.

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  34. There has been a recommendation to not eat sprouts- risk of bacterial contamination is too high.

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  35. This was absolutely awesome. Even my kids liked it. And they hate everything. However, I did substitute sweet pea shoots for the alfalfa sprouts as they are not sold in our stores due to the bacteria danger. Also, I substituted non-fat miracle whip and used safeways's Mountain Grain bread. With these substitutions, my calorie count came down to 198 calories!

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  36. Wow, will try this, but what is a good substitute for the mayo or yogurt...no dairy

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  37. I love when i make something and it looks just like the picture.

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  38. Try this with multi grain sandwish thins less calories

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  39. Thanks for this recipe. It was yummy!

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  41. Probably tastes better with mayo than greek yogurt. I just made this with greek yogurt and it was very bland tasting. I added a bit of curry powder to the tuna mixture to give it some flavor. Was ok.

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  42. This came out delicious!!! I don't usually like carrots but added them anyway - the whole combination is so good! Thanks - I had been eating tuna all wrong...

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  43. How long will this last in the fridge?

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  44. this came really good, its simple and cheap, and good protein source..

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  45. Oh my gosh, this is Delicious! I am eating this right now (on a low carb wrap) and I am in absolute heaven! <3

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  46. Instead of mayo or yogurt (dairy), I use a non diary product called veggenaise. It is usually made with soy and it is just delicious. It is not ff, so go lightly as you would with any mayo but it doesn't contain any animal products if one is staying away from dairy or lactose intolerant.

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  47. I am a diabetic and would like to know if your recipes are diabetic friendly

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  48. Gina i LOVE all your recipes :D Being from Venezuela i'm so glad that you have so many with that tropical, south american flavor. BTW i know you love avocados so it will be interesting if you make avocado mayonnaise

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  49. Do you know how many points without the bread?

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