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Avocado Tuna Salad

This Avocado Tuna Salad is a simple, packed with protein twist on traditional tuna salad. Just a few fresh ingredients give this salad an amazing flavor for a healthy lunch or as a side dish.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 288kcal


  • 9-10 oz tuna in water drained and flaked - (2) 5 oz. cans or (3) 3oz. pouches
  • 2 large avocados peeled & sliced into cubes
  • ½ English cucumber sliced
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • ¼ cup cilantro more if desired
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the drained tuna, diced avocado, thin sliced red onion and sliced cucumber and ¼ cup cilantro. ( more if you love like me)
  • Drizzle salad ingredients with 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoon olive oil and black pepper. See tip above about adding salt.
  • Toss to combine and serve.


Use a good quality solid albacore canned tuna.
Add a tablespoon of dijon mustard for a little extra tang.
Add in a few cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper or sliced celery, if desired.
Substitute green onions or sweet onions if preferred.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.7mg