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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

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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 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 127 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*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 645mg28%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* 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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  • June 5, 2017

    I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a GAPS Practitioner. Just posted this recipe to my Facebook page. This is a great and super healthy recipe that my family loves!! I love many of your recipes btw 😊😊. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2017

      I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review 😀 Reply

  • June 5, 2017

    Love Love Love it !!! Fantastic .. I half the recipe because I wanted to sample it first , just me and by BOO !! So thirds cans is a lot .. But the next potluck or event !!! Great options and for sure a nice light dinner option especially after a workout Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2017

      That’s great to hear Teffaney! I’m glad you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review 😀 Reply

  • Roxanne
    June 4, 2017

    Love your recipes. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 4, 2017

      Thank you for the compliment Roxanne and you are very welcome 😬. Reply

  • Alyce Buckley
    June 2, 2017

    My husband doesnt eat onions or tuna and it was good even without those two ingredients. I am thinking feta cheese might be a good substitute. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 3, 2017

      You might try one of my other avocado salads. I think it would still work without those two ingredients, but the tuna is a main ingredient in this one, so you might appreciate one of my other avocado salads more. If your husband likes shrimp, you should try the shrimp avocado salad. So good! Reply

  • Jolonda Russ
    May 31, 2017

    Made this today and loved it! Nothing like guiltless eating! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2017

      Yes, I love that! No guilt and all the pleasure! Thanks for sharing Jolonda 🙂 Reply

  • Renee MacDonald
    May 30, 2017

    So good I didn’t have a chance to take a picture. Delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2017

      LOL, I’m glad you love it Renee! 😀 Reply

  • Terrie P
    May 28, 2017

    We LOVED this salad. We added red leaf lettuce to make it more like a summer salad. My husband commented several times how much he liked it during the meal. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 28, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear you both love the recipe Terrie! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! 😀 Reply

  • Carlene
    May 27, 2017

    hi Natasha, I saw this on Facebook a while ago and finally decided to try it. It was absolutely amazing. This is one of my favorite and so easy to make! I am trying one of you other recipes tomorrow for dinner! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Carlene! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! 😀 Reply

  • Susan Evans
    May 24, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your recipes.
    What would you suggest a substitute for cucumber..Cucumber gives severe heartburn. Thank you. It looks delicious 😋…. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2017

      Hi Susan, Oh I’m sorry to hear that!! I think you could add a little celery if you enjoy celery or some freshly cooked corn, cut off the cob would be nice. You might even just omit them and leave everything else the same or add some halved cherry tomatoes. Reply

      • Jenny
        May 26, 2017

        i did it with celery.. so good! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 26, 2017

          Yum! I love the crunchy texture! Reply

  • May 24, 2017

    I tried the recipe today for the first time. I had some shrimp on hand at the time which was added. Yum. Love the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2017

      YUM! That does sound like a great addition Ron! Thanks for sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Robyn
    May 22, 2017

    I randomly came across your recipe while trying to find a good tuna salad recipe and wow, this was fantastic! So simple to make, ingredients I typically have on hand, and so so tasty! I will definitely be making this more often for lunch. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2017

      You’re welcome Robyn! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! 😀 Reply

  • Tina
    May 21, 2017

    Is there any particular reason to use tuna in oil vs. water? Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2017

      Hi Tina, it is more flavorful with tuna in oil and doesn’t seem as wet, but if that is all you have, feel free to use it well drained and it will still taste great 🙂 Reply

      • Tina
        June 25, 2017

        Thank you! I have made this several times now and I love it 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 25, 2017

          You’re welcome Tina! I’m happy to hear that! Reply

    • Lynne
      May 27, 2017

      I used the tuna with water and the turn had a dry taste even though I added olive oil. Next time I’ll use the tuna with oil. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 27, 2017

        Thank you for sharing your feedback! 🙂 Reply

  • Linda Mckenzie
    May 21, 2017

    Love this recipe Natasha! Made this for the second time the other day, this time subbing the olive oil for avocado oil, & the cilantro & red onion with fresh curly leaf parsley and sweet onion, adding fresh chives, both lemon & lime juice, and about 1 T. of giardiniera to spice things up a bit. Served on a party platter with half wrapped in romaine lettuce, and half in avocado wraps with a spicy ranch dipping sauce; EVERYONE LOVED THEM!! They raved about it & wanted to know where I purchased it! I referred them to your site, and had to go to the kitchen to make more!!! Next time, i’ll triple the recipe!! AWESOME RECIPE Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2017

      You’re welcome Linda! I’m so happy to hear that everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for following and referring my site! 😀 Reply

  • Shelby
    May 16, 2017

    What other substitutions can you recommend for onion & cilantro that will still compliment the flavor pallet? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 16, 2017

      Hi Shelby, that’s a tough question because I think they both compliment this salad really well but you could try dill and chives or omit the onion all-together. Reply

  • Beth Qualls
    May 12, 2017

    Do you happen to know nutritional value of this recipe? Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 12, 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 Beth! Reply

  • Teena
    May 11, 2017

    My new favorite recipe!!! I did substitute canned chicken breast for tuna (can’t stand tuna), no onion (kills my stomach), lime instead of lemon and not oil. Served on lettuce boats. So yummy and husband approved!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2017

      Yum! That sounds great Teena! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Ashley
    May 10, 2017

    Great recipe! Next time I’m gonna try adding some diced jalapeño! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2017

      Yum! That sounds like a great addition! Thanks for sharing your review Ashley! Reply

  • Giselle
    April 30, 2017

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love the idea of using avocado in place of mayo. For people worrying about the avocado turning, I squeeze a good amount of lime juice onto the avocado and it keeps it from oxidating. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2017

      Thank you for sharing that great tip!! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim Brown
    April 25, 2017

    Do you have the nutritional info? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 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 Kim! Reply

  • Dina
    April 23, 2017

    Natasha, this recipe is delicious!! thank you for all your hard work on this web site. You are wonderful!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2017

      You’re welcome Dina! Thanks for the great compliment and for sharing your review! Reply

  • Dina
    April 19, 2017

    I wanted to try this recipe as soon as I saw it on your blog and finally today was the day. Loved the salad!! So simple, but so delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Dina! Thanks for sharing your awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Derrick
    April 13, 2017

    I made this last week for the 1st time and it was delicious. I added garlic powder and smoked paprika. I have made ti 2 more times and will continue to have it weekly as it is quick and taste great! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2017

      Yum! Those are great additions Derrick! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Elaine
    April 10, 2017

    I made this tonight. I added some garlic powder and it turned out amazing! The whole family ate it all. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2017

      What a great addition Elaine! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Jason
    April 9, 2017

    I made this tonight to take to work for lunch tomorrow. I HAD to try it right after I made it and I was so impressed. I am so excited for lunch tomorrow. This is a new “go to” for me. Thanks so much. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Jason! I’m happy to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

    • Alyssia
      April 24, 2017

      Did the avocados turn by lunch the next day by making it ahead? I wanted to make ahead but was concerned about the avocados turning. Reply

  • Keistjn
    April 9, 2017

    I’m sorry if someone asked already but once made, how long does it last? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2017

      Hi Keistjn, Once you add salt, you should enjoy it within 3 hours since the salt will soften the 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

  • April 7, 2017

    In our humble opinion where tuna is the main event in salads you should try belly tuna. The meat is creamier and highly prized in Europe. Known as ventresca, the best comes from the bonito which has high omega 3 & good oil content. The yellow fin also yields a lovely ventresca cut at a lower cost per tin. Spain and Portugal lead the way in high end tinned fish. We stock as much as we can but there is always room for more of these little tin gods. https://www.thefishsociety.co.uk/shop-by-fish-type/little-tinned-gods/Ortiz-ventresca-tuna-110g.html Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 7, 2017

      Thanks for the tip! It would be great to know where one could buy that in the US! 🙂 Reply

      • April 11, 2017

        Hello, a leading brand selling this type of tuna is ‘Ortiz’. You will have some luck typing ‘ortiz tinned tuna’ into amazon. I see there are a few listings in USD and I assume for sale in the US. If anyone ever wanted a larger amount e.g. 1 or 2 cases we would send them from us in London to the US. You can contact us through http://www.thefishsociety.co.uk. But I’d recommend trying amazon for a few tasters first! 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 11, 2017

          Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Rejoice Matlala
    April 7, 2017

    What a mouth watering recipe…… I fell in love with it and prepared it the next day and wow it was really what I expected. Thanks for the great saving recipe as you don’t have to shop like we do with other dishes. A big thumbs up Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2017

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim Smyth
    April 6, 2017

    Can I make this overnight and then eat if for lunch the next day? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2017

      Kim, yes you can do that just add salt right before serving or cucumbers will get soft 😬. Reply

      • Kim Smyth
        April 8, 2017

        I made this two nights ago and ate it yesterday at work. I had so much I shared some with my coworkers and they loved it too. I gave them the recipe. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 8, 2017

          That’s wonderful Kim! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • laurie
    April 6, 2017

    Do you know the nutritional facts on this recipe? Thanks Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 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 Laurie! Reply

  • Tatiyana
    April 6, 2017

    Wow, party-in-your-mouth good! I did change it up a bit and omitted the cilantro, added garlic instead of onion, and replaced the tuna with canned chicken. I ate it piled on top of crackers. Meal on its own. Delicious. Thanks for the fantastic idea, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2017

      You’re welcome Tatiyana! Thanks for sharing your awesome review! Reply

  • Mercedes Cunningham
    April 5, 2017

    Hwat / how many containers in the 21 day FIx for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2017

      Hi Mercedes, I am not familiar with that program – maybe someone else has some insight into that??… Reply

  • Rich
    April 5, 2017

    Simply delicious! I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are high in healthy fats with some protein in it. On top of that, it’s simple and fast to make. This will be a go to recipe for many times to come. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2017

      What a great review Rich! I’m happy you love the recipe! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Oksana
    April 4, 2017

    It is so very great!!! Tuna, cucumber and avocado – it’s a win win combination. My husband loved it (though he is not a fan of salads with fish). I left out the parsley, but the taste was still delicious ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe Oksana! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • judy
    April 4, 2017

    Delicious! Added some pineapple and served on top of quinoa and kale salad. Sprinkled chia seeds on top. Yum! Thanks for this great recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2017

      You’re welcome Judy! Those sounds like delicious additions! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Carol V
    April 4, 2017

    I made this for dinner last night. Super simple and really, really flavorful! Next time I make it I might try throwing in a few hard boiled egg slices (Husband’s suggestion). Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2017

      You’re welcome Carol! I’m happy to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Can’t go wrong when adding eggs! 😀 Reply

  • Tatyana
    April 3, 2017

    Totally loved this salad😋👌🏻
    I didn’t have tuna on hand so I put chicken and served it with the chicken tetrazzini from ur website. It was delicious meal👍🏻 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2017

      What a great idea Tatyana! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • Dominique Lelonek
    April 3, 2017

    I made this last night and it was great. I like a little spice to my food, so I added some chopped fresh jalapeno. I also used a little lime juice as well. It was delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Dominique! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Mary
    April 3, 2017

    I omit the tomato as it does not stand up well if not eating right away. Had it for dinner last night but was even better as a post-workout lunch today with arugula, grape tomatoes on multi-grain wrap!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2017

      Making in into a wrap is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing Mary 😀 Reply

  • April 3, 2017

    After gymn went sprouts, bought the ingredients, went home and made it with chicken! My husband and I ate the whole thing!!!! No im trying crab😊 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2017

      That’s great Janet! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Liz
    April 3, 2017

    Very, very simple and delicious! I made this without the cucumber (didn’t have one), and it disappeared quickly. Thank you & YUM!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2017

      You’re welcome Liz! I’m happy to hear you love the recipe! Reply

  • Lori Gayle
    April 2, 2017

    Making this right now but using chicken instead of tune since I don’t eat tuna. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 2, 2017

      Please let me know what you think Lori! Reply

      • Lori Gayle
        April 2, 2017

        Delicious! Will make it again for sure. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 3, 2017

          I’m so glad you loved it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Marina
    April 2, 2017

    Awesome recipe. Easy to make and it’s a very healthy salad. Thanks. How can I get your recipes on my Facebook automatically? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2017

      Hi Marina! When you click the “like” button on my Facebook page, also click “follow” right next to subscribe and select “see first” for it to show up in your feed when you are on Facebook. Thanks for the like 🙂 And I hope you love every recipe you try!! Reply

  • Susie Rock
    April 2, 2017

    For some people cilantro tastes like soap. Do you perhaps have some alternative that might be used to replace it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2017

      Hi Susie, that is an interesting but real phenomenon! 🙂 You could substitute with chopped fresh dill or even some finely chopped fresh parsley, adding either one to taste. Reply

  • Anita
    April 1, 2017

    This is surprisingly fabulous and addicting!!! I didn’t see the calories, do you have that info? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 2, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Anita! 🙂 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

  • caroline
    April 1, 2017

    This was so light, fresh and delicious.
    Thank you

    I don’t mean to get if the subject but I hope one day you will release a cookbook and I think you should be the next Food Network Star. xoxo Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2017

      Awww Caroline you’re so nice! Your comment has me smiling from ear to ear. Thank you!! 🙂 Reply

  • Ann Marie
    March 31, 2017

    This is certainly “not your momma’s tuna salad”. I love it! I use to cringe when tuna salad was mentioned… throw back from my childhood but this put those memories to rest. Love the creaminess of the avocado, like someone said, you certainly don’t miss the mayo. I subbed parsley for the cilantro, and it was perfect for us. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2017

      You’re welcome Ann Marie! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!! 😀 Reply

  • Marsha
    March 30, 2017

    Can I substitute onion for green onions (scallions)? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2017

      Hi Marsha, yes that would work great 🙂 Reply

  • Tess
    March 30, 2017

    Is it ok to substitute with white albacore tuna in water not oil do you think it will be good too? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2017

      Hi Tess, that will still work fine as long as it is well-drained 🙂 Reply

  • Angelina
    March 30, 2017

    No words. just Bomb.com. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2017

      LOL! That’s awesome Angelina! Your review put a huge smile on my face, thanks for sharing! 😀 Reply

  • March 30, 2017

    This salad is amazing love love love it… Thank you soooo much !!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2017

      You’re welcome Sharon! I’m happy to hear you love it! Reply

  • Irina
    March 30, 2017

    Can I substitute the tuna for salmon? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2017

      I think that would work fine :). I’ve had a couple of people say they also had great results with chicken. Reply

  • Donelda
    March 29, 2017

    Anyone recommend a substitute for avocado. It is something I don’t find palatable. Something about the texture does not suit my palate. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2017

      I haven’t tried anything else so I’m not sure… It does make up a substantial part of the salad and adds creaminess without needing mayo. My other tuna salad which has 1 avocado but it would be easier to omit it without sacrificing flavor and texture. Reply

    • Margaret
      March 31, 2017

      I’m not a big fan either of avocado chunks, but I like the flavor, so I mash mine up somewhat and mix with the dressing ingredients and maybe just a small spoonful of mayo. Really makes it much more enjoyable for me Reply

  • Shelley Davie
    March 29, 2017

    This was sooooo delicious! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Do you have the link for the nutritional value? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Shelley! 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

  • Christine
    March 29, 2017

    What is cilantro? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 29, 2017

      Hi Christine, it is also referred to as coriander in some parts of the world. Coriander is actually the seed of cilantro and is used as a spice in baking but some people refer to cilantro as coriander. If you are not able to find cilantro, fresh dill would work well as a substitute – just add it to taste 🙂 Reply

  • Elina
    March 28, 2017

    This was soo fresh and delicious! I forgot about the oil and didn’t miss it. Thank you for the easy dinner idea 👌🏼☺️ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2017

      You’re welcome Elina! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • Victoria
    March 28, 2017

    And what is the number 1 recipe on your site that gave you the inspiration for this wonderful looking tuna salad? This is my first time looking at your site and I would like to know. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      My pleasure Victoria! The recipe I am referring to is this Cucumber Tomato Salad.  Reply

      • Thomas
        March 29, 2017

        I ate this as a kid, Im 50 now and havent had that in many years. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 29, 2017

          Please let me know what you think now Thomas! Reply

  • Carmen
    March 28, 2017

    Sounds yummy and low carb-right up my alley.
    Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      It is so good and easy to make! Please let me know what you think Carmen! Reply

  • Alina
    March 28, 2017

    You mention this recipe is very close to the number 1 recipe on your site, do you mind replying which recipe that is? I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds delicious and I will definitely make it after my next grocery run. Thanks so much! Reply

  • Randy Streetman
    March 27, 2017

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was absolutely incredible! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      That’s great Randy! Thanks for sharing your review 😀 Reply

  • Larisa
    March 27, 2017

    We happened to have all ingredients needed for the salad, so we quickly made this recipe yesterday after church. Thought we would have guests, so did the full recipe. They ended up not coming, so my husband and I ate first half for lunch, and the rest past dinner. Children had some too. We all liked it. We both like cilantro, so it was a good combo. Next time I want to try with dill also.
    Quick to make! Another advantage 😊. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear the entire family enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing Larisa 😀 Reply

  • Kerriann Castoro
    March 27, 2017

    How many calories is this? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 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

    • Pat Hatwell
      March 28, 2017

      In one serving, there are 195 calories dividing the full recipe by 6 servings. For Weight Watchers, one serving is 9 points. Hope this is helpful. Reply

  • Sue
    March 27, 2017

    Sounds like the cilantro makes it pop, but I am one of those that really dislikes Cilantro. Is there another fresh herb you would suggest that would pop flavor with the lemon juice in this recipe? Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      I think fresh dill would also work really well in this salad. I hope you love it!! 🙂 Reply

  • March 27, 2017

    This looks super yummy!! Going to make stat– curious, how long do leftovers keep in the fridge?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      I always thought it was best fresh but of you want to make it a day ahead, be sure to add the salt just before serving so the cucumbers don’t soften. Enjoy! Reply

  • Karen
    March 27, 2017

    Love the contents, but not the tuna in oil. Used tuna in water and moistened the entire salad with a fat free Italian Dressing. It was delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2017

      Yum! That sounds great Karen! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie Burnett
    March 27, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    This looks great! I’m dieting. Do you have nutrition info for this?
    Thanks,
    Jackie Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 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

      • Jackie Burnett
        March 27, 2017

        Time? What is that? I completely understand. I’ll use the handy tool you sent. Thanks so much! Reply

  • Kristen Peterson
    March 27, 2017

    Since their is lemon in the recipe will that prevent the avocado from browning? I am hoping to make the night before for my lunch . Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      Hi Kristen, yes the lemon will keep it from browning, but if you are looking to make-it the night before, assemble the full salad, cover and refrigerate but add the salt just before serving. If you add it early, the cucumbers will soften. Enjoy!! Reply

  • March 26, 2017

    Sounds so great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      Thank you Tieghan! 🙂 Reply

  • Marie-Laurence
    March 26, 2017

    Hi from Montréal canada. I just make it and so delicious. Fresh and crispy. And so fast to do. Tks you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2017

      That’s great Marie! Thank you for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Sherri
    March 26, 2017

    Made this for lunch today, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2017

      It really is so simple! I’m happy you enjoyed it Sherri 😀 Reply

  • Athena
    March 26, 2017

    I just made this and it is delicious!! What a great idea! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2017

      Thank you Athena! I’m happy you enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • Sandy
    March 26, 2017

    Delicious! I am enjoying it on whole wheat toast for breakfast!! I’m holding the dressing and salt aside to add as I serve but I did add lemon juice to the cut avocado. Great combination of all my favorite flavors. Thank you. Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      That is such a smart way to make it ahead! Thank you for sharing and I’m so glad you loved it! 🙂 Reply

  • March 25, 2017

    This is so pretty! It looks delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2017

      It is so good! Please let me know what you think if you decide to make it Sara! 🙂 Reply

  • Carol
    March 25, 2017

    I just love this recipe and you explain it all wonderfully. I don’t know why it is that a person would not have this really often! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you love the recipe and found my instructions easy to follow! Thanks for sharing your review Carol 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha, this recipe is GENIUS. Who would have thought?. I’m even thinking this would be great on toasted bread (like an open faced sandwich) as a spread for parties😋.. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2017

      That’s a great idea! I’m happy you like the recipe! 😀 Reply

    • Christie Nader
      March 27, 2017

      If you make this ahead, don’t the avocados get brown? Or does the lemon juice mitigate that? Thanks!! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        March 27, 2017

        Hi Christie, the lemon will keep it from browning, but if you are looking to make-it the night before, assemble the full salad, cover and refrigerate but add the salt just before serving. If you add it early, the cucumbers will soften. Enjoy Reply

  • March 24, 2017

    This sounds so delicious! I love tuna and avocado…I’m not a mayo fan. I’ve never added cilantro to the mix though…great idea. I’ll be trying this out! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2017

      Please let me know what you think Lindsay! Reply

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