Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuna Salad in an Avocado Ring Recipe

Have you ever used a ring mold? I hadn't as it seemed too complicated and time consuming...I was wrong! I was reading other blogs one day when I came across a blog called Apples and Butter. Among many great posts she had one for a gazpacho garnish that was increbibly cute. Although I hate gazpacho, I loved the avocado ring idea. I used it as part of my tuna salad dinner that night. Luckily, I had bought a couple ring molds a few months ago but had never opened the package!

I placed the ring on top of a bed of spinach and placed the avocado slices around the ring. Then, I filled it with the salad and voila, a delcious and fun dinner was ready!

If you don't like tuna or gazpacho, fill the ring with something else - chicken salad, rice and nori, greek salad are just a few ideas.

Makes two salads. A ring mold is required - I used a 4 inch ring.

2 avocados
1/4 c grapes, halved
handful of chives, chopped
1 can tuna
6 sweet gherkins or other pickle, diced
3 tbsp mayo or salad dressing
1/2 red onion, diced
2 cups spinach leaves, washed and dried
1 celery stalk, chopped
dash of pepper and garlic powder

What to do
  • Mix the tuna, pepper and garlic, mayo, gherkins, onion and celery in a medium sized bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Place a thin bed of spinach leaves on plate.
  • Set aside.
  • Cut avocado in half lengthwise.
  • Remove pit.
  • Remove skin.
  • Slice avocado length wise into thin strips.
  • Spray the ring mold with non-stick spray.
  • Place the avocado (cut side down) against the mold.
  • Continue to overlap the avocado slices until the mold in completely lined.
  • Press the avocado against the sides of the mold to ensure it is placed securely.
  • Spoon tuna salad into the mold ensuring it is well packed.
  • Place halved grapes and chives on top of salad.
  • Carefully remove the ring!
  • Repeat everything to make another serving.
  • Enjoy :)


  1. Wow, that presentation is stunning and inviting! I love avocado, too! *BUZZ*

  2. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I totally agree, the presentation for your tuna salad is gorgeous. I don't own a ring mold, but maybe it is time to purchase one.
    Let's visit soon again.
    Greetings from Colorado.

  3. This salad looks beautiful. And the putting tuna and avocado together sounds just very tasty.

  4. A ring mold is going on my wishlist, immediately! Avocado is my favorite food. When I saw the photo of your tuna salad I knew I wanted to make it.
    Found your blog through Foodbuzz. I'm new there too.

  5. What a lovely dish. It's perfect for an appetizer or for lunch. I should get a ring mold as well. Creativity with tuna is something to celebrate! Kudos to you!