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Avocado Tuna Salad

This Avocado Tuna Salad is perfect for sandwiches or served over a bed of lettuce. As a bonus, no mayonnaise in this tuna salad!

delicious sandwich

This Avocado Tuna Salad tastes great in pita pockets, on bread, on crackers or even over a bed of lettuce. You get to decide!

sandwich on a plate with potato chips

I’m pretty sure at one point in our lives we’ve all had chicken salad, egg salad or tuna salad sandwiches. But how about Avocado Tuna Salad? while most other salads use mayonnaise, this salad uses avocado as a binder.

avocado tuna salad

What I personally love about this salad is that the tuna is not overpowering. All the ingredients play nice together without one dominating the show. You can taste almost all the ingredients in every single bite.

pita pocket sandwich on a plate

You can also take it up a notch and put some chopped tomatoes on it. That’s what my wife likes to do. Go ahead and experiment and tweak it to your liking.

avocado tuna salad

I always use white tuna canned in water when making sandwiches but you are more than welcome to use other varieties as a substitute if you prefer. I just don’t care for my tuna to be canned in oil.

avocado tuna salad

Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically, you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.

If you struggle with cutting and coring avocados, this video tutorial is for you. This is an important skill to learn if you often make guacamole or any other type of Mexican Food.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Avocado Tuna Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): White Tuna in Water, Avocado, Celery, Red Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Fresh Cilantro, Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Mix the ingredients with a fork, mashing the avocado and breaking up the chunks of tuna, until the ingredients are well combined.
Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Tuna Salad

This Avocado Tuna Salad is perfect for sandwiches or served over a bed of lettuce. As a bonus, no mayonnaise in this tuna salad!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 247 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 5 oz White Tuna in Water, drained
  • ½ Avocado, ripe, roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup Celery, finely minced
  • ¼ Cup Red Onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients with a fork, mashing the avocado and breaking up the chunks of tuna, until the ingredients are well combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 18gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 874mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Sally says:

    I have used this avocado tuna salad to make scrumptious sandwiches and recently I had it for lunch on a bed of rice. It was so delicious. Avocados are one of my favorite ingredients to use in a salad. They are very tasty

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