Avocado Salad


Mexico’s population is predominately Catholic. That means that meat (with the exception of fish) must be avoided every Friday of Lent. My parents had to make arrangements at the restaurant to serve meatless dishes during this period. Some of the most popular ones, that I remember, were tortas de papa, fish soups and stews and ensalada de aguacate (avocado salad)

I am not religious (and actually I didn’t even know Lent was upon us after preparing this dish), but I thought to share this memory and  a little bit of this Mexican tradition with you. The preparation is very simple. All you need is 2 ripe avocados, 1 can of tuna, 1 small can of mixed vegetables (or cooked and diced carrots, green beans, peas and potatoes), 2 TBSP of mayonnaise, the juice of one lime, salt, pepper and a dash of oregano.

Wash the avocados. Cut them and dice them (click here for video) and reserve the shells. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve in he empty shells. So easy, nutritious and delicious, right? This is perfect for a nice lunch or as a side dish. This is one of my many favorite ways to eat avocados and now that I am determined (again) to lose the last stubborn holiday pounds this lunch will be featured often in my menu.


¡Buen provecho!



  • There is nothing better in the world than an avo, I love this recipe and can not wait to make it, our avo’s are going out of season now so the ones that they do have are expensive.

  • Wow, this sounds and looks fantastic. I love fresh dishes like this. It reminds me of my visit to a friend of the family in California as a young boy and going out to her backyard to hand pick (with a long pole) avocados. There were amazingly fresh. (I guess you can’t get any fresher). Thanks for the cool idea and presentation.

  • looks awesome, hopefully i'll be picking up the ingredients tomorrow.
    i'll be using chicken rather than tuna, and miracle whip light in place of mayonnaise (to better suit my preferences).
    i know it will be fantastic :)

  • Hi! Great recipe! I like your blog. Simple and direct! I made the salad right after reading this (with a few changes according to what I had on hand and my own inspiration). I made a blog post linking to your recipe. I hope you enjoy it! http://mixxiespantryraid.blogspot.com/2013/01/fancy-lunch-avocado-and-tuna-salad.html

  • This was very good but I needed more of a kick so I added a can of chicken and a cpl dashes of Tony Sach More Spice. Thank you for sharing!

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