Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.com

This Avocado Tuna Salad has a simple and surprising combination of ingredients but it just works! This salad can be served on the side with dinner or as a very satisfying lunch because it comes together quickly and is loaded with protein.

The avocado gives it a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess without needing mayo. The lemon juice and cilantro give it incredible fresh flavor – this may just become your new favorite tuna salad.

P.S. Want to know a little secret? This salad is a close relative to the #1 recipe on my site of all time – that’s where the inspiration came from and it was an instant hit! 

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This Avocado Tuna Salad has such simple ingredients and you may already have everything you need to make it (I love it when that happens!!).

This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.com

Make-Ahead Tip: Once you add salt, the salad should be enjoyed within 3 hours of making, or the cucumbers start to lose their crispness. To prep the salad in advance, combine all of the ingredients except the salt, cover and refrigerate. Season with salt just before serving.

This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.comThis Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.com

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Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe

4.9 from 71 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $9-$11
Serving: 4 to 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 15 oz (or 3 small cans) tuna in oil, drained and flaked
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 large or 3 medium avocados, peeled, pitted & sliced
  • 1 small/medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ small bunch of cilantro (1/4 cup chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine: sliced cucumber, sliced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, drained tuna, and ¼ cup cilantro
  2. Drizzle salad ingredients with 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper (or season to taste). Toss to combine and serve.

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This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.com

So much juiciness and flavour!!! Make this for your next party and your guests will rave about your avocado tuna salad. I hope you love this so much that it becomes a new favorite for you.

Is your mouth watering yet?? ?

This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • December 3, 2017

    Hi! I write for SIMPLY SERENE, a blog about clean eating, gut health and natural wellness. I included this awesome recipe in one of my posts – hope you can check it out! Thanks!

    thesimplysereneblog.com/2017/12/03/6-reasons-to-eat-more-avocados/ Reply

  • Shirley
    December 3, 2017

    Hi. I’m new to avocados so I just want to know if cilantro is necessary in recipes Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2017

      Hi Shirley, we are crazy about cilantro and it compliments avocados really well, but if you are not a fan of cilantro, you can use dill or chives/green onion Reply

  • ALDO
    November 7, 2017

    Looks yummy, not a fan of cucumber or celantro though. Any ideas? THX. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 7, 2017

      Hi Aldo, you can customize it. I would suggest making our chicken avocado salad and just subbing with tuna. Reply

  • Stasia
    November 7, 2017

    This was so good! although I didn’t use tuna and used Cannellini Beans and chick peas instead, so simple and so yum and so healthy! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Stasia! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Michael
    September 6, 2017

    I have made this recipe with great results, using tuna in olive oil. Instead of draining/discarding this oil, I use it for the dressing. Also, I have found the leftover salad to be fine for lunch several days later. Thanks for thd inspiration. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2017

      You’re welcome Michael! I’m happy to hear you enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Octavia
    August 30, 2017

    This recipe was awesome, all I did differently was add thinly sliced fennel and enjoyed it on toasted whole wheat bread. Delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Octavia! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • Stan
    August 23, 2017

    This is very good. I am just wondering how long this will keep i you do not add in the salt.

    Thank you much. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2017

      Hi Stan, because the avocado will slowly start to brown, I would say not more than 2 days. The lemon juice will preserve the avocados and keep them looking fresh overnight but probably not much beyond that. Reply

  • Sandra Estrada
    August 11, 2017

    Can you please provide the nutritional value content? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 11, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Sandra! Reply

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