10-Minute Avocado Tuna Salad

Bowl of avocado tuna salad next to three pouches of tuna.

Tracking Pixel10-Minute Avocado Tuna Salad. Creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers and tuna combine in this delicious mayo free tuna salad. It’s a healthier way to enjoy tuna salad for lunch or dinner.

I teamed up with  StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

I’m all for any dish that has creamy avocado.

I mean, what’s not to love? It’s creamy and delicious, but it’s also healthy.

Why not swap it in tuna salad to make a delicious mayo free version? This Avocado Tuna Salad is paleo and keto-friendly. But basically – just amazing. It’s so quick & easy too. You can make it in just 10 minutes with fewer than 10-ingredients!

What Kind of Tuna is Best for Tuna Salad?

I always use StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®  Yellowfin Tuna in this recipe. I love that their tuna is packed in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. It has a rich, mellow flavor and tender texture which is perfect for this recipe. Plus, it’s made with just a few simple ingredients, allowing the flavors of this Avocado Tuna Salad to really shine.

Pouches of tuna next to ingredients for avocado tuna salad.

How to Make Avocado Tuna Salad

This Avocado Tuna Salad takes just 10-minutes to make. Add cubes of avocado and cucumber to a large bowl and toss with tuna, red onion and cilantro. Whisk together olive oil with lime juice, cumin, cayenne and salt & pepper. Then toss everything together and enjoy.

Tip: Look for ripe, but firm avocados so that the pieces will keep their shape when you mix the salad.

How to Store Avocado Tuna Salad

To keep the avocado from browning, cover the salad with plastic wrap and press down gently so that the wrap comes in contact with the salad. It will last for two days in the refrigerator this way.

Another way to prevent the avocado from browning is to combine all the salad ingredients except for the avocado. Then toss the avocado with the dressing on it’s own, so that it gets nicely coated with the lime juice. Then add the avocado to the salad.

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Is Tuna Salad Good for You?

  • This tuna salad is very good for you! The tuna has protein, iron and omega-3 fatty acids. And the avocado and extra virgin olive oil are full of good for you fats.

Side view of bowl of prepared avocado tuna salad next to lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Is Tuna Salad Keto?

  • This tuna salad is keto-friendly. It is also paleo.

How to Serve Tuna Salad

  • As a salad, over greens
  • As a wrap
  • As a sandwich
  • As a dip with crackers or chips
  • As lettuce cups

Side view of bowl of prepared tuna salad.

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Avocado Tuna Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado tuna salad, tuna salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 313 kcal

10-Minute Avocado Tuna Salad. Creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers and tuna combine in
this delicious mayo free tuna salad. It's a healthier way to enjoy tuna salad
for lunch or dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 4 pouches StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna 2.6 ounces each
  • 2 medium avocados peeled pitted & cubed
  • 1/2 English cucumber cubed
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne if desired
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine tuna, avocado, cucumber, red onion and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, cumin, cayenne and black pepper.
  3. Drizzle over salad and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 510mg22%
Potassium 732mg21%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I teamed up with  StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® to bring you this post.

2 comments

  1. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    I’ve never even heard of or seen tuna in a packet like this. It looks like such a great staple to have on-hand for the night you need a quick, healthy dinner at the last minute

    Reply

    1. Erin

      It definitely is a great, easy way to sneak in some protein!

      Reply

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