Just thinking about it makes me light up inside.
Throw in extra adventure time with the kiddos and not having to wake up to an alarm for a few months and summer is pretty much sounding like heaven at the moment.
Honestly, in general I'm not a big fan of heavy meals but that is never more true than when it's hot outside. Nope, when it's hot out I want something light and refreshing. This dish really fits the bill!
I was perusing my pantry shelf the other day when I noticed a can of Genova® tuna that I received as part of a thank-you box from Allrecipes awhile back. Tuna is one of those things that I rarely eat- and then when I do eat it I can't for the life of me remember why that's the case. It's so light and refreshing. Unless it's in tuna noodle casserole, of course- then it's just heavy and delicious. I know I might be in the minority with that "tuna noodle casserole is delicious" sentiment, my family certainly does NOT agree with me! :-)
Boy I'm good at digressing. Anyway, so I had this can of tuna. I also had some avocados on my counter that needed to be used, green onions and red bell pepper in the fridge, and a warm sunny day that was deserving of a delicious and light lunch.
I also had this recipe for Avocado and Tuna Tapas hanging out waiting for me to give it a try.
Rather than overwhelming the tuna chunks with a load of heavy mayo this recipe keeps things fresh and just uses a touch of it to bind the ingredients. I really enjoyed the simplicity of this recipe. One of my favorite things to take with me in a sack lunch when I'm out and about with the kids adventuring during the summer months is an avocado with salt, pepper, and a little balsamic. Though it will require packing an icepack, I think this little treat will become another summer mainstay for our summertime outings!
I didn't make any real changes to the recipe, though I did use Penzey's Florida Seasoned Pepper (ohmygoodness that stuff is amazing!) and finish it off with a little a sprinkling of Penzeys French Coarse Gray Sea Salt. Such a simple and delicious summer meal!
P.S. If you like tuna, give these Tor-Tunas a try! I know, crazy name. Yet they're another great meal when you're in the mood for something light!
1 (12 ounce) can solid white tuna packed in water, drained
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus additional for garnish
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 dash balsamic vinegar
Black pepper to taste
1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste
2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted