Strawberry and Avocado with Tuna Salad

Strawberry and Avocado with Tuna Salad

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It takes a handful of lettuces—let what’s in your refrigerator or garden be your guide. Be it leafy greens and baby spinach, choose your favorite ones.
A handful of fresh, juicy strawberries sliced just right with ripe chunks of creamy avocado are offset with varying degrees of chopped, salty roasted almonds for bit of bite.
Chunk white tuna in water gives a mild dose of protein and seems to be one of the salad-add-in-staples as it is such a nutritious and delicious addition. Preferably use Greek yogurt to bind it all together but you can use mayonnaise instead if that’s what you like.
The salad dressing is the favorite part. A sweetened rice vinegar dressing with whole mustard seeded mustard. It’s divine.
The final touch is a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves. Tarragon is another favorite and complements the sweet and salty flavors just right.
While if you’re craving cheese, a tangy feta or thin slices of ricotta salata would blend with these flavors well.
Ingredients
For the Tuna Salad
1 5 ounce can albacore tuna packed in water, drained
1 green onion, stemmed and chopped
1-2 tablespoons capers, chopped
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dill
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Mustard Dressing
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Drizzle of honey to taste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Salad
2-3 cups fresh green, leafy lettuces or spinach
1/2 cup tuna salad
4-5 strawberries, cored and sliced
1/2 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
1-2 tablespoons smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
fresh mint leaves
Instructions
For the Tuna Salad
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Season with more garlic salt, kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Mustard Dressing
2. Add all of the ingredients to a small mason jar and shake well. Season with more honey or vinegar to taste.
For the Salad
3. Layer the lettuce leaves in a bowl or plate and top with the tuna salad, sliced strawberries, avocado and smoke almonds. Drizzle with the mustard dressing and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.