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! 

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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

4.94 from 96 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.

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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