Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

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

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 Chunk Light Tuna in oil for more flavor and it seems to hold it’s 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

4.91 from 108 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $9-$11
Calories: 304 kcal
Servings: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine: sliced cucumber, sliced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, drained tuna, and 1/4 cup cilantro
  2. 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 Facts
Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 645mg 27%
Potassium 571mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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  • Candice
    August 17, 2018

    Love this recipe…I love to change it up with canned chicken breast and then roll up in a spinach tortilla…makes a fantastic wrap! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2018

      Oh that’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me Candice! Reply

  • Sandi
    August 17, 2018

    OMG!, THIS WAS DELICIOUS. I ADDED SOME GREEN OLIVES, SO GOOD! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2018

      So happy you enjoyed that Sandi! Reply

  • Felisha Brazier
    August 15, 2018

    I blackened tuna steaks instead of using canned tuna, it was absolutely delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Felisha! Reply

  • Karie
    August 5, 2018

    This salad was very good. I added grape tomatoes to it. I did not add any tuna until I add to a different bowl to eat. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Ronnie
    July 24, 2018

    Why do you list chunk light tuna in the recipe but show it both prepared and unassembled with cans of solid white albacore? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 24, 2018

      Hi Ronnie, you can use any variety of tuna that you have on hand. These are the ones we had when I photographed the recipe. Both will work well. Reply

  • Gail
    July 21, 2018

    I made this for dinner last night cutting it down for one.LOVE, LOVE LOVE this! I bet it would taste great with orzo too. Gonna try it next time. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Monica
    July 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I was wondering if I made this ahead for lunches for the week if the avocado would last, or if it would turn brown? Thank you! I am excited to make it and I love all your recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2018

      Hi Monica, because the avocado will slowly start to brown, 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

  • Betty Feltman
    July 16, 2018

    Thanks for sharing. Love all your recipes.I think this would be good with can chicken too… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2018

      What a great idea! Thanks Betty! Reply

  • Mike
    July 15, 2018

    Love it! Simple, fresh, and very tasty.

    Thanks for all the recipes, and this
    excellent website. Great directions, pics and videos, easy to navigate, and tons of flavor!

    Thanks to both of you!

    -Mike Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2018

      Thank you for the thoughtful review, Mike! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes Reply

  • Wendi Paster
    July 13, 2018

    Great recipe! Thanks! I had most of the ingredients, so it was perfect timing to find this. I had a regular cuke, so I took out the seeds. I also had fennel so I finely to get rid of, so added some finely chopped stalks which added a nice crunch and tossed in the fronds. No lemons, so substituting lime was excellent. And then a little hot crushed red pepper (UTICA GRIND has no seeds!)
    A BIG hit. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2018

      Wow! That sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing your spin on this dish! Reply

  • Chris
    July 12, 2018

    What is the serving size? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 12, 2018

      Hi Chris, there are 6 servings. the serving size is listed in the upper left side of the recipe card. The recipe card is located at the bottom of the post 🙂 Reply

  • Grace
    July 12, 2018

    SO GOOD! I can’t say it loud enough!
    Thank you, I will be making this again and again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this! Reply

  • Kathleen
    July 10, 2018

    Could you substitute cilantro with something else. Not a fan of it. Maybe spinac , kale, etc.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2018

      Kathleen, if you are not a fan of cilantro, you can use dill or chives/green onion. 🙂 Reply

      • Kathleen
        July 13, 2018

        Thank you Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 13, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Sharon
    July 9, 2018

    What is the serving size for the nutritional value listed? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2018

      Hi Sharon, this recipe serves 6 people as a side salad. The nutritional value would be for 1/6th of the recipe. Hope this helps 🙂 Reply

  • Lisa
    July 1, 2018

    Wow, wow and wow! This salad was fantastic! I mixed the tunas. I used chunk light in oil and solid white albacore. I also added tomatoes. It was so yummy tasting and filling I made it 2 days in a row. A very nice change from the traditional salads. I will now try the avocado chicken salad. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Joy Beeman
    June 28, 2018

    I used tuna in water and will definitely get the tuna in oil next time…maybe even salmon. This definitely tasted less fishy the next day too. 6 out of 10. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2018

      Thank you Joy. Reply

  • Brie Bash
    June 27, 2018

    I honestly could not have predicted how delicious this was going to be looks like I just found a regular lunch! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Sarah
    June 25, 2018

    Hi! These look so good! I have shared this recipe in my post 12 Best Keto Meal Prep Recipes for #MealPrepMonday on Keeping It Keto. Thanks for much for your sharing your recipes with the rest of us! ♥ Keto On!

    xox
    Sarah Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2018

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Amy
    May 25, 2018

    Thank you for a beautiful flavourful and nutritious salad. Quick and easy, the whole family loves it! Thank you Natasha. Reply

  • sherrymhoward
    May 22, 2018

    hi

    i had all of the ingrediants, plus a half of red pepper that needed to be eaten so i added it, will definately make this again, very soon.

    thanks,

    sherry Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2018

      You are very welcome Sherry and thank you visiting our site 😀 Reply

  • Mysti
    April 26, 2018

    Always looking for quick lunch recipes and stumbled across yours. Oh wow, is an understatement. I never would have imagined combining these ingredients would be so spectacularly tasty. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Fern
    April 19, 2018

    Hubbys doctor told us he need to eat more fish. I hadnt bought tuna as I didn’t know he like it. So I bought some, but also had some avocado that needed to be eaten. I came across this recipe and had all the ingredients in the house. I put it on croissants, added shredded cheese, hard boiled egg and tomatoes. It made a fantastic sandwich. Going to keep this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2018

      Yum, that sounds delicious Fern! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

    • Marie Czarnecki
      May 17, 2018

      Instead of regular tuna, I use ALBACORE. Reply

  • karen ruderman
    April 9, 2018

    do you have the nutritional info for me? net carbs and calories Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      We are working on adding nutrition labels and metric measurements on all of our recipes. It’s a slow process since it is one recipe at a time. Until all of the recipes are updated, check out this nutrition analyzer: https://www.verywell.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4129594. 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!
      Thank you so much for being patient Karen!! Reply

  • Linda Hicks
    April 5, 2018

    My husband and I just had this salad for supper, and we both liked it! He’s pickier than I am so I was thrilled that he liked it.

    Thank you for this wonderful, healthy, recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2018

      You’re welcome Linda! I’m happy to hear the recipe is “picky eater” approved! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Marilyn Gallagher
    March 27, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I am gluten-free and cannot have mayo because of an allergy to canola and soybean oils (always in mayo), so your recipe intrigued me. I made it and added Roma tomatoes, red pepper and lime juice instead of lemon. Omg…off the charts fantastic! I ate half of it for my dinner and had to control myself from finishing it totally. Thank you so much…I will be watching for more recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2018

      HI Marilyn, I am so happy to hear that!! If you liked this one, you will probably also Love our other viral salad recipes and this new salmon avocado salmon – all of them are mayo free :). Reply

      • Marilyn Gallagher
        March 28, 2018

        Thank you so much. I will definitely check out and try the other mayo-free recipes as well. This has been an answer to my “allergy” prayers! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 28, 2018

          My pleasure Marilyn, glad I can help! Reply

  • Melanie
    March 26, 2018

    This is AMAZING! I substituted chicken for tuna and cherry tomatoes (sliced) for cucumber. Absolutely wonderful! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 26, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe and how versatile it can be! Thanks for sharing your great review Melanie! Reply

  • Charlie Malloy
    March 19, 2018

    How can you half this, since I am a single person Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2018

      Hi Charlie, it might be easier to do 1/3 of the recipe and cut everything down by 1/3; i.e. 1 avocado, 1 can tuna, etc. We are working on a tool to add to all of our videos where people will be able to change the serving size and see the modifications in the list of ingredients but it is taking 1 recipe at a time so it will be a little bit before they are all completed. Reply

      • Lora
        August 4, 2018

        That would be such a special help! Reply

  • Sandra st john
    March 18, 2018

    You need to list the calories and carbs of your recipe. Will only use ones that do . Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2018

      We are working on adding nutrition labels and metric measurements on all of our recipes. It’s a slow process since it is one recipe at a time. Until all of the recipes are updated, 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 and thanks for being patient Sandra! Reply

  • Bob
    March 17, 2018

    Looks good.
    Not sure if I could deal with the cilantro. Not a fan of cilantro.
    And I might add some more veggies (olives, roasted red peppers, and celery) But damn, I love me a good Tuna salad! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 17, 2018

      It’s super popular for good reason! It’s so versatile, you can definitely change up the ingredients to fit your personal preferences. I hope you enjoy it Bob! Reply

  • Diana
    March 15, 2018

    I made it tonight for dinner and my husband was very happy.
    Your recipes are great! Greetings from Perú Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2018

      Hello Diana! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Deborah
    March 13, 2018

    How many carbs? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2018

      We are working on adding nutrition labels and metric measurements on all of our recipes. It’s a slow process since it is one recipe at a time. Until all of the recipes are updated, 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! Reply

  • Terri
    March 12, 2018

    Would this be a low carb salad? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2018

      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 Terri! Reply

  • Cindy
    March 10, 2018

    How far in advance can you prepare without avocado turning dark? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2018

      Hi Cindy, after adding salt, you should enjoy it within 3 hours as salt will soften cucumbers. If you want to make it a day ahead, I would add everything except the salt, cover and refrigerate, then toss with salt just before serving. Reply

  • Tammi Numata
    March 4, 2018

    Best salad my husband and I ever tasted. Very delicious!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2018

      I’m glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Tammi! Reply

    • rosemarie sleeth
      March 13, 2018

      agreed omg its so yummy Reply

  • Ann
    March 3, 2018

    Just made this tonight…. can I just say umm umm delicious. Can’t wait to share with my co-workers!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Ann! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jocelyn
    March 1, 2018

    Oh yummy I just stumbled upon this. I think I’ll try it today. That’s a very colorful blend of ingredients, fresh, light and nutritious. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2018

      You’re welcome Jocelyn! I hope you love it, please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

      • Jocelyn
        March 2, 2018

        Hi. My family and I wish to thank you. We enjoyed this w/Mango green tea from scratch! Little do they know I recorded them grunting like Neanderthals😂Very simple recipe yet you get an explosion of flavor. At least once TRY “Wild Planet Albacore Tuna in EVOO. I get from Whole Foods. Wow! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 2, 2018

          Hello Jocelyn! I’m happy to hear how much your family enjoys the recipe, lol! Thanks for sharing your suggestion and great review! Reply

        • Marie Czarnecki
          May 17, 2018

          Yes, and that is what I do when making anything with tuna. Reply

  • Jordan
    February 20, 2018

    How long does this stay for? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 20, 2018

      Hi Jordan, 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

  • ellen r
    February 13, 2018

    I’m not a fan of cilantro, is there something else i could substitute? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 13, 2018

      Hi Ellen, you could substitute with chopped fresh dill or even some finely chopped fresh parsley, adding either one to taste. Reply

  • Jayne Z
    February 13, 2018

    Looks really good. I would point out one thing — mayo has no carbs!!!! It’s not the big bad dressing it’s made out to be. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      It’s a super popular recipe for good reason! Thanks for sharing Jayne! Reply

  • Itebimie
    February 12, 2018

    So tempting and mouth-watering Nath…..really would love to try it but can i replace cilantro with parsley please? Not sure i can get cilantro here in Nigeria? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Hi 🙂 you could substitute with chopped fresh dill or even some finely chopped fresh parsley, adding either one to taste. Reply

  • Glenda Graham
    February 11, 2018

    This has been my lunch for the last three days! Soooooo fresh and delicious!! Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2018

      You’re welcome Glenda! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Maja
    February 7, 2018

    Hi nathasha,
    What about mix with some mayonaise Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2018

      Hi Maja, you could if you wanted to but the avocado provides just enough creaminess where it is not necessary to add the mayo. Reply

  • Colleen Cullen
    February 1, 2018

    Why tuna packed in oil instead of water? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2018

      Hi Colleen, tuna in oil is more flavorful but tuna in water will work fine here as well 😀 Reply

      • Colleen
        February 12, 2018

        Thank you! Looks delicious! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 12, 2018

          You’re welcome Colleen! 🙂 Reply

  • Carol wisniewski
    January 31, 2018

    What is the calorie and nutritional content? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2018

      Hi Carol, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). Reply

    • Kim Blue
      February 27, 2018

      I put it in myfitnesspal and if you split the recipe into 4 servings, it is only 363 cals per serving. Reply

  • Favour
    January 26, 2018

    Wow…just tried it this morning, though I added little lettuce to it. It taste great and very delicious and my husband really enjoyed it a lot.

    Thanks a lot Natasha for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Heath
    January 21, 2018

    Hi, I’m wondering how long this keeps. I would love to make it for meal preps for lunch but I’m worried about the avocado oxidizing.

    Any suggestions? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2018

      Hi Heath, the lemon will help to keep it from browning, but if you are looking to make-it the night before, assemble the full salad, cover with plastic wrap directly over the salad (the less air the better) and refrigerate but add the salt just before serving. If you add it early, the cucumbers will soften. Enjoy!! Reply

  • Bianca
    January 20, 2018

    This was absolutely DELICIOUS and so full of flavours! Thank you Natasha!! 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2018

      My pleasure Bianca! I’m glad you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Mattie
    January 17, 2018

    It would be really great if you could post nutritional information with your recipes! Looks delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      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 Mattie! Reply

  • Pam
    January 17, 2018

    Another hit! I put this tuna salad on a bed of mixed greens & pea shoots. I also used a quarter of a sweet white onion, instead of the red onion. This recipe was simple, quick & easy. Loved the fresh lemon with the cucumbers. Thanks Natasha Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Pam! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Kim Henry
    January 11, 2018

    I am not a big fan of tuna have you tried this recipe with chicken or anything else? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2018

      Oh yes! Chicken would work great here :). I also have a chicken avocado salad that is currently our most popular recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Laura
    January 10, 2018

    FANTASTIC recipe! My only amendment would be to use only 1/2 of the red onion and to finely chop it rather than thinly slice it. I found it a bit overpowering as is, but even so this five star recipe is worth its weight in gold. Thanks for sharing, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2018

      You’re welcome Laura! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • amber
    January 10, 2018

    How long does this recipe keep??? It looks amazing 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 10, 2018

      Hi Amber, 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

  • Shirley
    January 7, 2018

    Thus looks yummy and I’m going to try it with canned salmon. Canned tuna in Canada isn’t that popular and is usually served to cats, but salmon is very popular and easy to find. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 7, 2018

      lol that’s interesting and must be a cultural thing. Cats – that’s funny to me :). This would still work great with salmon. I love that idea! Reply

    • Kim Henry
      January 11, 2018

      What part of Canada are you in? Because we have canned tuna in our groceries just as much as there is milk and bread. I am in Ontario. Reply

  • Abeer Nasser
    January 5, 2018

    My dad is not easily pleased and this was magic! thanks Natasha for another successful recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      That’s great, I’m happy to hear that! Thank YOU for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Marsha Wood
    January 5, 2018

    I despise cilantro. What could I use as a replacement? Looks delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Hi Marsha, if you are not a fan of cilantro, you can use dill or chives/green onion. 🙂 Reply

  • Janey Coleman
    January 3, 2018

    Could I half the recipe? No one but me would eat it😕 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Janey, absolutely you can cut it in half 🙂 Reply

  • 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

  • Rebecca Larkin
    August 6, 2017

    How much is in one serving? Look delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Hi Rebecca, it depends on how you are serving it but generally about 1 cup per serving. Reply

      • Toni
        August 7, 2017

        How many calories per cup? Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 7, 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 Toni! Reply

  • Maria castillo
    July 29, 2017

    This was so delicious I’m not a tuna person myself but when you add all these ingredients together it takes the flavor of tuna to a whole new level . Thank you for sharing this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 29, 2017

      You’re welcome Maria! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Julie
    July 29, 2017

    I’m thinking this would be a great lunch for my diabetic husband. I have a question though – what is the difference between an English cucumber and just a regular cucumber? Is there a taste difference? Thank you for this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2017

      Hi Julie, generally, there isn’t much taste difference. English cucumbers are more expensive because they are not waxed like plain cucumbers so you don’t have to peel English cucumbers where you do want to peel regular cucumbers. Homegrown is best if you have them, but any kind of cucumbers will work in this recipe 🙂 Reply

  • July 25, 2017

    Hello Natasha. Great website! Awesome work – especially the videos. I wish there were more videos!
    I found your site by accident, and have been visiting it often ever since. Also, with a daughter named Natasha, your site has a special meaning for us!
    Being as you are a really good cook, I would LOVE if you explored alternative diets, such as the Whole 30 and Paleo diet, or even the Auto Immune Paleo diet, and developed recipes for those special diets. My husband was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s recently, and I have been searching for recipes that suit his eating requirements ever since. Some of your recipes have been helpful to me, such as this one above.
    Looking forward to seeing what you might be able to come up with!
    Many thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 26, 2017

      Hi Kate, I do need to study up on the newer diets and learn the ins and outs. Is there a good book you could recommend for getting started? Thanks Kate! Reply

    • sarah anspaugh
      August 1, 2017

      Kate- Have you checked out the Trim Healthy Mama diet?? In what is called an “E” setting, Hashimoto’s is helped. My
      daughter has this as well and she likes the whole 30 diet and THM

      Good Luck
      Sarah Reply

  • Nicole
    July 25, 2017

    Hello. Im interested in trying this. Do you need to use tuna in oil or will the tuna in water work just as well. Tyia! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2017

      Hi Nicole, it will still work using tuna in water 🙂 Reply

  • July 24, 2017

    This is the best I ever had… Very yummy and healthy. It has become my favorite dinner. Thank You for the Good Job. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2017

      You’re welcome Ernest! I’m so glad to hear how much you love this recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Tennery McCutcheon
    July 23, 2017

    I added a little shredded cheddar and pine nuts. Delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2017

      YUM, that does sound good! Thanks for sharing Tennery! Reply

  • Erin Kaplan
    July 21, 2017

    This is fantastic! I didn’t have cilantro, so I substituted celery. It is so refreshing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2017

      I’m glad you love it Erin! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Yuliya
    July 13, 2017

    Yum! Yum! Yum! Inexpensive and good for the wasteline! Oh, also takes no time to make! Idea for a family with a newborn with the mom (and maybe dad too) working on the postpartum body. 🤣
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2017

      You’re welcome Yuliya! I’m glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Dagmar
    July 13, 2017

    I´m eating it just now. Its really delicious. Thanks 😉 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2017

      You’re welcome Dagmar! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Anna
    July 12, 2017

    Thank you very much for this recipe. I made it today. My husband and I loved this salad. I have already shared this recipe with my mom. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2017

      You’re welcome Anna! I’m so glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review!! Reply

  • Ines
    July 11, 2017

    Natasha, I’m not a fan of cilantro. Is there another replacement that I could use in this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2017

      Hi Ines, you could try dill or chives/green onion Reply

      • Ines
        July 18, 2017

        Great idea! I just love the flavor of green onion in salads. Thank you, Natasha for your amazing recipes. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 19, 2017

          My pleasure Ines! Thanks for following 😀 Reply

    • K
      July 18, 2017

      I’m not either and use green onion. I love this salad Reply

  • Patrick
    July 7, 2017

    I just made and ate this salad for dinner. Yum, Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Patrick! Thanks for sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy
    July 7, 2017

    Making 3x the recipe for a “vegan food only” party and wanted to make it in the AM to prevent the avocado from turning brown by 3PM. I didn’t see this as an issue mentioned in comments, but would appreciate your feedback. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 7, 2017

      Hi Nancy, I would suggest tossing the avocado first with the lemon juice then tossing together everything else into the bowl. Add salt just before serving so it doesn’t soften or make your cucumbers juicy. Reply

  • Tammy
    July 5, 2017

    Thank you! It tuned out wonderful like everything else I made from your blog. Keep up the good work! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

      You’re welcome Tammy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Frimmy
    July 4, 2017

    This salad is delicious! I had a Persian Lime infused olive oil I used and it was a nice enhancement. I can see this becoming a go-to salad for my work lunches. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

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

  • Michelle Gilbert
    July 2, 2017

    I made this and LOVED it. Added a bit of celery for some extra crunch. Do you have any idea of the nutritional content? Calories, fat, carbs–all that stuff. It doesn’t seem like it would be bad for you–I’m just wondering if you had the nutritional lowdown. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2017

      Michelle, thank you for the wonderful review. 😬 I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free) Reply

  • Roberta Grissett
    June 30, 2017

    This really looks delicious. Have you tried it with canned chicken? I am not a big fan of tuna. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2017

      Roberta, I haven’t tried it but it should work fine with well-drained chicken 😬. Reply

      • Trish
        July 1, 2017

        Tried it with chicken…AWFUL! So bland, even with usual seasonings! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 1, 2017

          Trish, thanks for letting us know, looks like its best with tuna. Reply

  • Marilyn B
    June 29, 2017

    Made it for the first time last night. Both my husband and I loved it. It will definitely go into my regular rotation and that says a lot since I am not really a fan of anything “fish”. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 29, 2017

      That’s fantastic! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Marilyn! Reply

  • Olga Plaza
    June 28, 2017

    I just made it for dinner and it was DELICIOUS! I didn’t have cilantro, so I used some parsley from my garden. Will definitely make it again. Loved it! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2017

      Great! I’m so glad to hear that Olga! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Don Lenamon
    June 28, 2017

    Looks amazing… What’s the calorie count? I’m on a restrictive diet and have to keep the calorie count low. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 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 Don! Reply

  • Trish
    June 24, 2017

    Make this a couple times a week.
    Love it. Sometimes add a little feta. Totally YUMMY! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 25, 2017

      Yay, I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing Trish! 🙂 Reply

  • Judy
    June 22, 2017

    Very good salad with easy at home ingredients! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 23, 2017

      I’m happy you like it Judy! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Marissa
    June 21, 2017

    You’re very hard to get in touch with. How how would a serving be if this was to be made into a lunch ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2017

      Hi Marissa, this is the best place to get in touch with me for recipe questions because comments on other platforms tend to get buried easily. Where else have you tried to get ahold of me? For lunch, the easiest way to cut it down to 1 large lunch serving is to cut the salad down to 1/3 of the recipe using 1 can of tuna and 1 smaller/medium avocado. Reply

  • Andrea Payne
    June 18, 2017

    I am very allergic to citrus fruits, what can I add in place of the lemon juice or can I just leave it out? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2017

      Hi Andrea, you can substitute with 1 Tbsp of white vinegar. I use vinegar for my cucumber tomato salad and it is always a hit. Reply

  • June 16, 2017

    This salad is gorgeous!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2017

      Thank you Brittany! It tastes even better! Reply

  • Rhonda K Hildreth
    June 16, 2017

    Wonderful, thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2017

      You’re welcome Rhonda! I’m so glad you like it! Reply

  • Lynne
    June 12, 2017

    Sounds awesome. I don’t eat cilantro or cakes. Any suggestions. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2017

      I’m not sure what you mean by cakes, but you might try dill instead of cilantro. 🙂 Reply

      • Janell
        July 8, 2018

        Probably she meant cukes for cucumbers. Reply

  • Mom Honne
    June 8, 2017

    It would be so helpful if the nutritional information was available with the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 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! Reply

  • Melissa
    June 7, 2017

    Delicious healthy and flavorful! I added 1 tsp of Webers Roasted Garlic and pepper . Doubled the cilantro and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Used two cans of chunk tuna packed in oil…and one can of solid packed albacore packed in water. Wonderful! So happy with the result we we thinking could be great on a panini with a slice of smoked Gouda. Healthy version of a Tuna Melt. Enjoy! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2017

      Oh my goodness, what a great suggestion! I’m actually going to try that! I’m happy you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing Melissa 🙂 Reply

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