Black rice, tuna and avocado salad

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Black rice, tuna and avocado salad is a light, tasty and very aromatic dish thanks to the addition of green olives and a lot of lemon zest. It is a fresh and different idea for a rice salad to take to work in a lunch box or to be served as a light cold appetizer.

The idea for this salad I stole directly from my friend Anna who served it during a summer dinner. Together with a nice cheese platter, chickpea hummus, crispy bruschetta and good wine it is an excellent proposal for a delicious evening with relatives or friends.

Black rice, tuna and avocado salad

Black rice salad with avocado and tuna is a recipe for a fresh and aromatic rice salad. A fun and delicious idea for a light dinner or a quick lunch to take in the lunch box.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course second course
Cuisine pescetarian recipe
Servings 3 persons
Calories 170 kcal


  • 200 g uncooked black rice
  • some olive oil
  • 150 g canned tuna (drained weight)
  • 2 small avocado
  • 1 organic lemon (only the zest)
  • 10-15 olives in brine


Instructions black rice, tuna and avocado salad

  • Wash your rice in cold water then soak it for 10 minutes to reduce the cooking time. Drain and cook in abundant salted water following the instructions on the box. Once cooked, drain and let it cool down completely.
  • In a large salad bowl pour the rice. Add a drop of olive oil and lemon zest. Mix well, then add drained tuna, some sliced ​​green olives in brine and diced ripe avocado. Stir again and serve immediately or let it rest for 10 minutes to let all the flavours blend.

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 3personsCalories: 170kcal
Keyword avocado recipe, easy salad, healthy salad, light salad, lunch idea, pescetarian recipe, recipe with rice, side dish idea, summer salad, tuna
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a day.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for more delicious salad ideas check out my Easy and fun lunch box rice salad (photo below) or Avocado and cucumber salad (photo below).

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