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 296 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

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Edward Olea
    June 9, 2024

    Going to definitely give this recipe a shot. It looks fantastic and real light. Been eating a lot of salads lately.

    Reply

  • Danni Eldred
    June 8, 2024

    Tried this recipe today and I was wowed! So light but so delicious. I used solid albacore water packed tuna. I substituted guacamole, as there were no ripe avocados available, also added a handful of roughly chopped almonds. Really spectacular dish. Diet-appropriate and otherwise.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2024

      I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Danni!

      Reply

  • Gillian L Cooke
    June 2, 2024

    Hi, love this recipe and plan to make it…but my family isnt crazy about tuna, I plan to substitute canned chicken for the tuna…great idea eh.. 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2024

      Hi Gillian, it wll be fine and still delicious to substitute it with chicken. We’d love to know how you like that version!

      Reply

  • Pauline Copello
    May 1, 2024

    Easy, fast and very delicious! Made this as a main dish accompanied with French fried sweet potatoes on a busy evening.

    Reply

  • Ryan Nelson
    April 5, 2024

    Absolutely fabulous tasting salad! I followed the recipe as presented. Wonderful!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2024

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Ryan!

      Reply

  • harley
    April 4, 2024

    this is so delicious!!! i’ve made this a few times and my mom loves it too (:

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2024

      Great to hear that!

      Reply

  • Bobbi Pfefferle
    March 29, 2024

    This is delicious as is, but my son added some soy sauce. We really liked that addition..

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2024

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Bobbi!

      Reply

  • ELIZABETH E ADAMS
    March 28, 2024

    Amazing and so healthy I even added extra vegetables. Yummm!!!!

    Reply

  • Lesya Stetsko
    March 18, 2024

    Delicious, will be making it for dinner tonight!
    Thank you for great recipe .

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2024

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

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