Quick and easy to make, this zesty salad is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner that will make your heart – and taste buds – rejoice. Tuna and avocado are ranked among the world’s healthiest foods, with several studies suggesting that eating them regularly can help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, and help protect against heart attacks. This recipe is also a delicious sandwich spread, or can be served with crackers at a party.


3 five-ounce cans of white albacore tuna in water, drained

2 ripe avocados

2 cups diced cucumber

4 tablespoons finely diced red onion

2 green onions, sliced horizontally

1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 limes, juiced

Freshly ground black pepper

Romaine lettuce leaves, whole

Mash drained tuna and avocados with a fork in a mixing bowl. Add cucumber, red and green onion, cilantro and garlic powder and mix well. Season to taste with black pepper. Chill 30 minutes, then spoon on to lettuce leaves and enjoy! Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from Littlebroken.com