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.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

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. 
4.32 from 19 votes
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Course: healthy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 5 oz can tuna packed in water or oil drained
  • 1 ripe avocado roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced red or green onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 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.

Avocado Tuna Salad


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    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!


    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.


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


    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!


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


    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

    Jessica Smith

    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!


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


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


    Way better then I was even expecting. Thanks!!

    Denise Ferns

    Amazing in a lettuce wrap

    Khadene trenard

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


    Easy and tastes great!

    A ro

    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.


    sounds good but i probs cant make that


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

    Jill | sugarspicelifeblog

    Love this! such an easy lunch idea!!

    Sharon johnson

    Nutritional content would be good