Tuna salad made naturally creamy with the addition of avocado. This super easy to make salad is healthy, light and refreshing and is great for a keto or low-carb diet.Avocado Tuna Salad If you love tuna and you love avocado then you’re going to LOVE this avocado tuna salad. Tuna salad is delicious as it is but with the addition of avocado, it’s 1000x better! The avocado adds flavor and a creamy texture to the salad and replaces mayo making this meal super healthy and nutritious.

For the tuna, you can use your favorite variety of canned tuna in oil or water. I like to use albacore or white tuna but any time of tuna or even sardines or salmon should work! Avocado Tuna Salad To begin, Chop onion, celery, cucumber, parsley or cilantro and avocado. You can also add in tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, diced bacon, hard-boiled eggs, olives, or whatever you like. But keep in mind, the single most important ingredient is the avocado. The avocado should be soft and ripe so it can mash easily and replace the mayo. If you use an avocado that has not ripen, the tuna salad will not be creamy.

The 2nd step it to drain the can of tuna as much as you can. The more liquid you remove the better. After draining the tuna, combine it in a large bowl with chopped avocado and other add-ins and mix until the avocado is fully mixed through and partly mashed.

To store: Cover with plastic wrap to keep the avocado from browning. The tuna salad should last 2 days in the fridge if covered properly. Avocado Tuna Salad

4.82 from 32 votes

Avocado Tuna Salad

Tuna salad made naturally creamy with the addition of avocado. This super easy to make salad is healthy, light and refreshing and is great for a keto or low-carb diet. 
Prep10 minutes
Total10 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork or spoon until the avocado is roughly mashed and mixed through.
  • Serve on lettuce wraps, toast, or in a sandwich. To store, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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  1. I made this for dinner tonight. I doubled the recipe so that it was the main and served it with Tostadas. I added a little dill and some kalamata olives also and had Trader Joe’s Citrus GArlic seasoning. It was a hit with everyone. The perfect protein packed meal for a hot summer night.

  2. WOW! So good. I followed the recipe, but added 2 tablespoons of capers and one can of drained chickpeas.
    OMG…..so hard to stop eating this!!!

    1. I seriously considered the chickpeas. I may try this next time.

  3. I was a little nervous at first, but this salad taste amazing. It’s super light & refreshing. I will definitely be bringing to family cookouts.

  4. Absolutely Fabulous !!!! I omitted the celery & added capers. As often as Ive prepared tuna, never considered using as my creaminess, normal sliced on the side. Scruptious, Thank you or this Delicious Recipe.

  5. An excellent, fresh take on tuna salad. It was delicious and reminiscent of ceviche — which I love.
    Thank you for a fabulous recipe!

  6. I am a lover of avocado and this salad was delicious.

  7. This salad is delicious, I love tuna and avocado but the combination is so good; will be making this again!!

  8. Delicious and filling! Will make this again and again!

  9. DELICIOUS! I am not sure why someone posted that this was absolutely disgusting unless they had bad tuna or something but there was so much flavor all around. not just onion. I will be keeping this as a staple and making to serve on CarbQuik biscuits. i HOPE THIS DOESN’T COME THROUGH IN ALL CAPS. i TRIED TO TAKE ALL CAPS OFF AND IT DID NOT LET ME. tHANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE!

  10. I was in a hurry and miss-read the ingredients list so I put in 15 oz of tuna. It was great. I would not put in less than 10 oz though. All the flavor still came through.

    1. I too read that as 15 oz at first but i had made a similar recipe before and knew that didn’t sound right. Author might want to use parenthesis…. ie. “(1) 5 oz can of tuna”

  11. LOVE this twist for a tuna salad. Easy and DELICIOUS.

  12. Made something similar: canned tuna, some diced AVO, cucumber, tomato, and apple.; topped with some lemon juice, cumin, chili, and a bit of fresh mint. YUM!

    1. And minced garlic, of course! + s&p :p
      Perfect summer dinner!

  13. I made this exactly to recIpe and it was abs disgusting. I love healthy food but this Had no Flavor but onion. Dont waste your money on ingredients. I tried it on lettuce wraps and Everything was bad

    1. Wow. It was packed with flavor…the lemon, the cilantro. I added salt and pepper to taste also. I’m sorry you didn’t like it.

  14. It’s a winner for sure! Had all the ingredients on hand. Great fats and proteins, low carb. It was a great recipe to substitute salt for ground kel. thank you!

  15. seriously delicious! Makes Enough for 3 open face sanDwiches. Alre looking forward to lunch tomorrow! Yum!

  16. Wish NUTRITIONal information was available with this, but it was amazing!

  17. This was extra tasty!! I made it with vegan toonami instead and it was amazingly tasty. Great recipe

  18. DeliciOus! But definitley makes an amount for 1-2 people, not 4. Only 1 avocado, 1 can of tuna- not enoufh for 4. Regardless its Delicious.

  19. Packing for work over here and planning to make half of batch for my son and me today . thank you !

  20. Love this! such an easy lunch idea!!