This simple avocado tuna salad is a great way to get a serving of fish in, all while enjoying a filling lunch. The avocado makes the tuna salad naturally creamy, while the celery, cucumbers, and onions add a wonderful crunch!
How is this tuna avocado salad different from regular tuna salad?
Classic tuna salad is made with canned tuna, mayonnaise, and various seasonings. Depending on where you live, those could include relish, dijon mustard, fresh dill, parsley, or any number of other ingredients.
Instead of using mayo, this tuna avocado salad gets its creamy texture from ripe avocado, which is packed with filling monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Plus, we use red onion, crisp celery, crunchy cucumbers, fresh cilantro, and lemon juice for lots and lots of flavor.
What do I need to make this tuna salad?
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- Two ripe avocados
- Drained tuna (one can’s worth)
- Finely minced red onion
- Diced celery
- Chopped cucumbers
- Fresh cilantro (leave it out if you aren’t a cilantro lover!)
- Fresh lemon juice
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
How do I make avocado tuna salad?
If you can cut an avocado and some veggies, you can make this easy lunch!
- Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the flesh. Chop into bite-size pieces.
- Mix the avocado with the other ingredients.
See? Easy as that!
What can you eat with tuna salad?
We love to serve this tuna salad as avocado boats. Just scoop the salad back into the avocado peels, and serve!
You can also serve it:
- In a sandwich
- With crackers or tortilla chips
- In lettuce wraps
- Over mixed greens
- Simply in bowls with forks!
Not feeling the tuna today? Try our chicken salad instead!