Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Avocado and Tuna Sandwich Bites

In honor of tonight’s finale on American Idol I’m posting two recipes today. Last night I combined two of my favorite things, sour cream and pesto, for the aptly named snack, Sour Cream Pesto Crackers. For today’s recipes I’m throwing in another quick snack and something sweet.

Avocados are amazing this time of year so I try to squeeze them in as many recipes as possible. I’m still holding on to the “good fat” rule on these so I don’t feel bad throwing them in to sandwiches, salads, anything Mexican food related, etc etc.

So for my first recipe I’m playing around with canned tuna and creamy avocado.  If you want to go light on the mayo feel free. The creaminess of the avocado prevents the sandwiches from being too dry.

Check out today’s recipes on Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks blog by the fabulous Lyndsey Parker, HERE!

Ingredients

Yields 24 Sandwich Bites

  • 2 (5oz) cans chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, finally chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and pepper, divided
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 slices sour dough bread

Mix the tuna, mayo, and thyme together in a small bowl.

Season with 1/4 tsp of kosher salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

In a small bowl mash together the avocado, lime juice and remaining salt and pepper.

Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

Using a serrated knife cut the crust from the bread.

Spread a heaping spoonful of the tuna mixture onto a piece of bread.

Top with the avocado.

Top with another piece of bread and cut into quarters.

Side note: If tuna isn’t your thing swap out with your favorite chicken salad. Try my recipe here!

Bon Appétit!

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Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Avocado Tortilla Roll-Ups

The top 4 are singing songs from the Golden State tonight on American Idol so I thought I  would do something easy and healthy(ish). After last week’s culinary brit invasion I needed something simple and quick. When I think California I think about the beach, beautiful people, and keeping your waste line  in check. So what better snack is there then some creamy avocado wrapped in a whole wheat flour tortilla. Of course I had to add some cheese and sour cream to make it that much better (I told you healthyish)!

There’s only a few weeks left until the finale but you can still check out my recipes on Yahoo Music’s own, Lyndsey Parker, and her Reality Rocks blog! Okay, sales pitch over, make this shiz…it’s super tasty!

Check out tonight’s recipe feature HERE!

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas, or 3 super sized tortillas
  • 1 cup colby cheddar cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro, rough chop
  • Cholula chili garlic hot sauce

Make sure you get some perfectly ripe avocados.

In a large bowl mix together the avocado and next 5 ingredients, through the chile powder.

Add the jalapeno.

Mix until smooth.

Smear the avocado mixture onto the tortilla leaving a small border.

Sprinkle with the cheese.

Sprinkle with the cilantro.

Drizzle with the hot sauce.

Roll the tortilla up.

Repeat with the remaining 5 tortillas. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Cut the chilled tortilla rolls with a serrated knife into 1″ pin-rolls.

Bon Appétit!

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