10-Minute Avocado Tuna Salad

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’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 love using oil packed tuna in a pouch for this recipe. 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.

Overhead close up of bowl of prepared tuna salad.

How to make it:

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.

Want to add even more flavor? Try topping it with some cilantro lime crema or chipotle crema.

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

How to store it:

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.

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 it:

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

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Avocado Tuna Salad

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.
3.75 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 3 oz. pouches tuna
  • 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)


  • In a large bowl, combine tuna, avocado, cucumber, red onion and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, cumin, cayenne and black pepper.
  • Drizzle over salad and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.
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Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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