Tuna 'n egg salad, with quinoa and avocado Recipe

Tuna 'n egg salad, with quinoa and avocado


  • 2 cans of tuna in oil
  • 2 dl white quinoa
  • 1 or 2 green spring onions
  • mayo, thick and creamy, none of da diet crap
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt'n'pepper

  • 4 red tomatoes

  • 1 carrot
  • 2 to 3 limes
  • 1 hot chili
  • thai fish sauce
  • vinegar
  • sugar

  • 3 avocados

  • 3 eggs, soft boiled

  • 1/2 can of chickpeas

How to make Tuna 'n egg salad, with quinoa and avocado

This is actually a quite heavy meal. But still very fresh with the lime and chili. Add more or less mayo depending on your conscience. I like quinoa since my trip to Machu Picchu. It's also considered by the UN as a "super crop" due to it's high protein and vitamin content.

1) Cook the quinoa according to instructions (~15 min), don't forget to rinse the quinoa before cooking. You might as well cook the eggs too.

2) Dice the tomatoes into large chunks. Mix them roughly with your hands to remove the seeds, leaving the red "meat". Marinate (10-15 min) in lime juice, vinegar, hacked chili, sugar and fish sauce. Add shredded carrot into the marinade too. Lime juice will "cook" the tomatoes, making them firm.

3) Mix tuna, thinly hacked spring onions, crushed garlic, mayo and salt'n'pepper according to taste. Add in the quinoa and the chickpeas. Why don't you mix some nice hommus using the rest of the remaining chickpeas?

4) Shell the soft boiled eggs, quarter them. Cut the avocados into large chunks (I like to sprinkle some sea salt and lime juice on the avocado to bring out the flavour).

5) Pour the tuna/quinoa mix in a serving plate. Add tomatoes/carrots, eggs and avocado in a nice decoration on top.

6) Serve with chilled white wine. A nice sweet one from Chile is reccomended.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    (had to google quinoa...)

  • lysozymes
    lysozymes says

    haha! I wanted to add a wiki-link to quinoa, but I wasn't sure about the rules for linking stuff... Maybe a quick Rules and Guidelines for posting?

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    yupyup that's coming this weekend!

  • tommy
    tommy says

    Ah, I heard that quinoa makes a funny smell when cooked. A colleague described it as ... cat pee... Is it true?

  • lysozymes
    lysozymes says

    that's a new one for me... rinse before cooking, just as you would do for white rice repeat if neccessary 'nuf said :)

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    quinoa has a different smell but i really dont see the cat pee . this looks yummy lyso , something to do with those cans of tuna laying around

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    love avocados... not in love with quinoas though :(

  • Edwin
    Edwin says

    this looks incredible..thanks!

  • Endymion
    Endymion says

    I became a fan of quinoa while working in a fast-food restaurant at Disney World, of all places. Sounds great, a sort of spin on a salad nicoise. But what's a "dl"?

  • howie
    howie says

    send me some of this!

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