This Avocado Tuna Salad tastes great in pita pockets, on bread, on crackers or even over a bed of lettuce. You get to decide!
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.
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.
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.
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.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
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.
🎥 How to cut an Avocado
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to make Avocado Tuna Salad
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.
Avocado Tuna Salad
- 5 oz White Tuna in Water, drained
- ½ Avocado, ripe, roughly chopped
- ½ Cup Celery, finely minced
- ¼ Cup Red Onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
- 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.
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.