Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuna Egg Salad Cups - Quick & Easy Low Carb

This evening I made a super quick and easy dinner. I was in the mood for tuna egg salad. I also had a few heads of my favorite baby romaine lettuce in the fridge that I get at Costco which are perfect for filling with tuna or chicken salad and even with taco meat. What I was most excited to try though was the new jar of Primal Kitchen Mayo that's made with avocado oil. They actually sent this jar to me to try a few months ago and I put it in the pantry and it got pushed to the back somehow (well, if you saw my pantry you would understand completely)! I came across it last night when I was rooting around in there for something else and immediately put it out on the counter in plain sight. I liked this can definitely taste the avocado flavor and I just happen to love avocados.

I put everything but the kitchen sink into this tuna egg salad. I flaked 2 cans of drained tuna in a bowl and added 2 sliced green onions, 1 diced stalk of celery, 2 to 3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper, 3 tablespoons diced pickles, a few tablespoons of chopped toasted pecans, 2 diced boiled eggs, and of course, the Primal Kitchen Mayo. I piled the tuna egg salad into a couple of baby romaine lettuce leaves and then topped it all with diced grape tomatoes. I have plenty left for my lunch for the next couple of days. I absolutely LOVED it with all the different flavors and different textures of crunchiness. I also really liked that Primal Kitchen Mayo doesn't contain canola oil like most other mayo does. I snapped a couple of photos below. Enjoy!



CyberSis said...


I've been rather curious about the PK Mayo. Glad to hear that you've tried it and liked it. I s'ppose I should bite the bullet and order a jar. (So far I haven't quite convinced myself that I want to "join up" though.)

I have 2 or 3 avocado mayo recipes that I've been intending to try "someday"! :-) They call for whole avocados and no eggs. It might be nice to make "regular" mayo but I'm still leery about using raw eggs even though a lot of people use them, seemingly without a worry. On the other hand, our "egg lady" said that she would *never* use them raw ... not even the eggs from her own beautiful hens!

Who knows. Maybe the "someday" will turn into "someday soon." But if the homemade avocado mayo turns out to be yucky then I'll have wasted a whole, lovely avocado! Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained, I guess. We love our avocados, too, so if the worst thing that happens is that the mayo tastes like them, we'd still end up with a nice sauce.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

I'm interested to know if your avocado mayo without eggs is any good (when/if you get around to trying it). I have 2 huge bottles of avocado oil that I bought at Costco that I could easily use to try and make it myself BUT, you, am still very leery about using raw eggs, too. I will say that I have actually made delicious homemade mayo before when I wrote a recipe for someone else...but ultimately I was just too scared to risk it for myself. I buy organic cage free eggs and still wouldn't do that.

How ironic that your egg lady wouldn't recommend it even with HER own fresh eggs. I just know that I'm not willing to take even a small risk at contracting salmonella or other bacteria in the name of "mayo" chocolate? Hmmmm, I would be a bit more torn about that one! For the small amount of mayo that I consume in any given year, I prefer not to risk my health on homemade mayo made with raw eggs...even if I made it...not even if I laid the eggs myself! Enough said! LOL We all pick and choose our risks and that one is not one I'm taking.

Let me know how yours turns out if you end up trying it. :-)