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Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe

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Gluten-FreeReady in 5 min
This Avocado Tuna Salad with creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers and heart-healthy fish provides a delicious, satisfying lunch.
Birdseye view of a lunch serving of tuna salad with avocado, celery, cucumber, and red onion in two avocado halves.

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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.

Two tuna salad avocado boats on a white plate with a sprig of cilantro and a spoon alongside.

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!

  1. Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the flesh. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  2. Mix the avocado with the other ingredients.
  3. Serve!

See? Easy as that!

Close view of avocado tuna salad served in two halves of an avocado on a white plate garnished with cilantro leaves.

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!

Wholefully Protip

Not feeling the tuna today? Try our chicken salad instead!

 
Two tuna salad avocado boats on a white plate with a sprig of cilantro and a spoon alongside.

Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Avocado Tuna Salad with creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers and heart-healthy fish provides a delicious, satisfying lunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized avocados
  • 1 can (5-ounce) tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and then using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh, reserving the peels. Chop the avocado flesh into bite-size chunks.
  2. Combine the avocado with all remaining ingredients. Toss well to combine.
  3. Spoon mixture back into avocado peels to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 15gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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