Avocado Tuna Salad Bites – tuna salad mixed with avocado, placed into a small corn tortilla chip and sprinkled with a few chives and chili pepper flakes. These small appetizers pack a little kick and are the perfect addition to your Game Day or party menu.
I’ve returned home from a week-long trip in Kauai, Hawaii and what a week it was! We did so much and the week went by so fast but lasted so long. Do you ever have that on a vacation? That’s the best! I hate it when a vacation just flies by and it’s over in a flash. I definitely didn’t feel that way with this one.
And it wasn’t totally a vacation. We did work, we socially promoted and I’ll be summing up everything in a post or two within the next few weeks, so watch for them.
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I made these Avocado Tuna Salad Bites before I left and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.
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For some odd reason, the last month or so I’ve been craving tuna fish. I don’t know if it was the thought of the trip to Hawaii coming up, or if my body’s been lacking the necessary nutrients tuna supplies or what.
All I know is that every. single. day. for about two weeks all I wanted for lunch was tuna fish with crushed up Lay’s Potato Chips mixed in. I’ve eaten potato chips on my tuna sandwiches ever since I was in kindergarten. It’s delicious and the only way to go.
THEN, I had the bright idea to add some diced avocado into it.
But, get this…I have never even liked avocados up until a few months or so ago. I really couldn’t stand the consistency. Sort of freaks me out believe it or not.
So, was I craving the nutrients of an avocado? I must have been because I decided to add it to the tuna salad mixed with potato chips I was eating. Guess I figured the greatness of the avocado would offset the “badness” of the potato chips.
Seriously, folks, you HAVE to mix an avocado in with your tuna the next time you make it.
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Then I had the idea that the tuna salad would be great in some of those little tortilla scoop-thingys with a bit of chive and pepper flakes sprinkled on. That finishing touch makes it perfect and adds just a little bit of kick.
These will be great at your next football get together, tailgate party, baby or bridal shower or whatever you want to serve them for. You don’t even need to use the tortilla cups, just a regular Ritz or your favorite cracker will do!
- 1 5- ounce can solid white Albacore Tuna in water
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sweet relish
- 1 avocado
- corn tortilla scoops I used Tostito’s Scoops!
- Chili Pepper flakes
- Chopped Chives
- In a mixing bowl, shred the tuna so that there are no clumps.
- Add the mayonnaise and sweet relish and mix well to combine.
- Peel, core and dice the avocado and gently fold it into the tuna.
- Place 1-2 teaspoons into a tortilla scoop and place onto a serving platter.
- Sprinkle each with a few of the Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Chives and Chili Pepper Flakes.
You can also put the salad on your favorite cracker if you'd like!
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