Avocado Tuna Salad
Avocado Tuna Salad

Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado in place of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on a classic. Red onions and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.

Here’s an upgrade from your everyday tuna salad — ditch the mayonnaise and replace it with avocado. Add some red onion, lemon zest and juice, sprinkle with the greens of cilantro or parsley and wow!

To be clear, I have no problem with mayo. But I’m quite obsessed with avocados, so if I get a chance to use one over the other, I’ll do it!

Selection of the best avocado

Since the avocado replaces mayonnaise, it should be ripe and easily mashed with a fork. Choose an avocado that will give slightly when you squeeze it lightly.

Since mayonnaise is salted and avocados aren’t, you’ll need to add more salt and pepper to this salad than you might expect.

Eat immediately!

The avocado will cause this salad to brown quickly, so it’s best to prepare and eat it right away. That said, if you don’t mind a bit of browning, the salad is well-chilled and eaten within hours.

A beauty tip

By the way, here’s a cool little avocado beauty tip. Once you’ve removed the avocado from the skin, rub the inside of the skin on your elbows. Avocado oil is great for smoothing rough skin.

Do you love tuna? Try these recipes:

  • The best tuna salad sandwich ever
  • Salad with white beans and tuna
  • Asian tuna salad
  • English Muffin Tuna Melts
  • Tarragon tuna melts

Avocado Tuna Salad

preparation time
10 mins

total time
10 mins

2 servings


  • 1 5ounce can tunapreferably packed in olive oil, drained

  • 1/2 ripe avocadoroughly chopped

  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery

  • 1/4 Cup chopped Red onion

  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Lemon peel

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander or Parsely

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix:

    Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix with a fork, mashing the avocado while breaking up the tuna chunks until well combined.

  2. Finish and serve:

    Add more oil or salt and pepper if needed and serve on your favorite sandwich bread or toast.


Avocado Chicken Salad here on Simply Recipes

Avocado Tuna Salad on The Healthy Maven

Tuna Avocado Wraps by Nom Nom Paleo

Cucumber and avocado tuna salad with cilantro and lime at Kalyn’s Kitchen

Everything you need to know about avocados from WebMD

nutritional information (per serving)
417 calories
31g Fat
19g carbohydrates
21g protein
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