This Avocado Tuna Salad has a simple and surprising combination of ingredients but it just works! This tuna 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.

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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The avocado gives this tuna salad recipe 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! 

Ingredients for Avocado Tuna Salad (print the recipe below):

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

What Kind of Tuna is Best for Tuna Salad?

We used drained Solid White Albacore Tuna in oil for more flavor and it seems to hold its form better, but you can substitute for well-drained tuna in water if you prefer.

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.com

I would pass you a fork if I could so you could experience this amazing tuna salad for yourself. It’s worth discovering and this tuna salad recipe is meant to be shared!

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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Avocado Tuna Salad Video Tutorial:

Watch Natasha make this Tuna Salad Recipe with Avocado! It is mouthwatering good and so simple – definitely an upgrade on classic tuna salad.

Is your mouth watering yet??

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Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe

4.95 from 288 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 as a side salad
  • 15 oz tuna in oil, drained and flaked, (3 small cans)
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 large or 3 medium avocados, peeled, pitted & sliced
  • 1 small/medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, (1/2 of a small bunch)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine: sliced cucumber, sliced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, drained tuna, and 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Drizzle salad ingredients with 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper (or season to taste). Toss to combine and serve.

Nutrition Per Serving

304kcal Calories9g Carbs22g Protein20g Fat3g Saturated Fat12mg Cholesterol645mg Sodium571mg Potassium5g Fiber2g Sugar250IU Vitamin A11.6mg Vitamin C29mg Calcium1.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
304
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
645
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
571
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
250
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
11.6
mg
14
%
Calcium
 
29
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1.5
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Tuna Salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 304

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It really is as good as it looks. Avocado and tuna are a winning combination.

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.

Q: What are YOUR favorite tuna recipes? 

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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  • Anthony Collier
    February 29, 2024

    All your ratings are great and I’m a foodie. But I’m working on eating better I will Definity be making this salad on Monday. My coworkers are excited. I’ll get back with you soon.

    Reply

  • Lisa
    February 11, 2024

    This is a delicious tuna salad. I added sliced radishes, sprouts, chopped grape tomatoes and chopped romaine lettuce. It is phenomenal! Thanks so much for the recipe! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2024

      You’re so welcome, Lisa. Happy to hear that you loved this Avocado Tuna Salad recipe!

      Reply

  • Naomi
    January 31, 2024

    I made this as a side dish for dinner last night and it was so incredible! Everybody loved it and it was gone so quickly. Thank you for such a delicious salad recipe Natasha 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2024

      Yay I love that! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. I’m always happy to hear when my recipes becomes a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Chey
    January 29, 2024

    This salad is SO dang delicious! Seriously, you have the BEST salad recipes. Thank you!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 29, 2024

      Aw, thank you, Chey!

      Reply

  • Adrienne Wright
    December 15, 2023

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, looks delicious and so does a lot of your salad recipes. Need to make some changes in my diet and I think that your recipes will help. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 15, 2023

      I hope you love this recipe, Adrienne!

      Reply

  • Denise
    September 20, 2023

    I didn’t have any cucumbers on hand so had to eliminate. Even without this tuna salad was great! I wonderful alternative to the traditional mayo based. Definitely a keeper. We loved it

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Denise!

      Reply

  • Erin
    August 10, 2023

    I made this last night with 2 substitutions: chicken for the tuna and fresh parsley for the cilantro (didn’t have either on hand).

    It was incredible! Definitely a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2023

      Hi Erin, Great to hear that our recipe was a hit! Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Elaine Broom
    June 29, 2023

    Served this salad at my Annual ‘Easter Basket Buffet’ for my dad’s siblings. It was a HUGE success🌸We make this salad often at our house. Thank you so much for your many wonderful recipes💖

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 29, 2023

      Hi Elaine! You’re very welcome. I’m so happy to hear you are loving the recipes.

      Reply

  • Celeste Smith
    June 6, 2023

    Great recipe! I added a little bit of Old Bay seasoning and a little sweet relish.. came out perfect!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2023

      So glad you loved it, Celeste! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • PJ
    May 12, 2023

    This is a delicious salad! I used smoked wild kippers by Bar Harbor instead of tuna and it tasted fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 12, 2023

      Sounds amazing, PJ! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Linda Elliott
    May 7, 2023

    I love your recipes Natasha – you are my go to when I’m looking for any recipe. I have not made anything that I was disappointed in – thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2023

      Thank you so much for the trust. It means a lot to us.

      Reply

    • Linda
      June 1, 2023

      The same for me! I have made so many recipes from you, my family loves every one!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        June 1, 2023

        I’m so glad to hear that, Linda! Thank you.

        Reply

  • Barrett Moore
    April 29, 2023

    Does this keep well in fridge throughout the week? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2023

      Hi Barrett, I would say not to make it more than 2 days ahead. The lemon juice will preserve the avocados and keep them looking fresh overnight but probably not much beyond that.

      Reply

  • Allie
    April 24, 2023

    First time making this tuna salad today and it exceeded my expectations! I will keep this forever and share with my friends. I trust your recipes Natasha because every recipe I’ve tried has been a winner 🏆 Be blessed!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2023

      Yay, thanks for the awesome review! It always makes me smile when I see great feedback.

      Reply

  • Christine
    April 2, 2023

    This was ridiculously simple and tasty. I made the recipe as written except I didn’t add the extra oil and I added hearts of palm, which I had on hand and wasn’t sure what to do with. The hearts of palm worked SO well. 10/10 will make again.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 2, 2023

      Hi Christine! That’s wonderful. I’m so glad you loved the recipe. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Yumki
    March 30, 2023

    This salad is so fresh, tasty, and filling. I make it for lunch all the time and it fits perfectly into my healthy diet plan. 10/10 stars!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2023

      I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Alexia
    March 20, 2023

    I am not a fan of cilantro. What other herbs would you use in replacement of the cilantro? Looks good and will be making it this week. Adding ingredients to my shopping list right now!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 20, 2023

      Hi Alexia! You could use another fresh herb of your preference. Parsley and Dill seem to be the most common replacements. I hope you love the recipe! 🙂

      Reply

  • Megan
    March 15, 2023

    This is so freaking good. Added a splash of balsamic and am eating on toast. Quickly. The combo of a bit of oil and avocado takes away the need for mayo completely.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2023

      Yum! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Megan!

      Reply

  • Linda K Collins
    March 13, 2023

    I am making this for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. This will be the 3rd time I have made it. I do ad 2 extra avocados because my husband likes it better that way. This is a great recipe and great right now that avocados are in season.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Linda!

      Reply

  • Tara
    March 12, 2023

    Would have never thought about adding avocado, cilantro, or cucumber to my tuna salad but it was delicious and so healthy! Served it with a side of wheat crackers and the combination together was perfect. Love your recipes Natasha, thanks for sharing this one.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2023

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed this combo, Tara!

      Reply

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