Avocado tuna salad is loaded with great protein from the tuna with a welcoming creaminess from the avocado bites. A super fresh flavored salad with no mayo but a mix of fresh lime juice and olive oil!
This salad should be a cheat it’s so good. Yet, it’s an actual meal loaded with great fats from the creamy avocado. To add, tons of protein from canned tuna. A very fresh tasting experience featuring squeezed lime and olive oil. A salad recipe with no mayo, yes! Something light for lunch but still great for dinner with great nutrition in every bite.
All of the ingredients should be as fresh as possible with the exception of the canned tuna. Giving love to this recipe and taking time making it you will be very happy you did so when you taste the final product!
- Canned Tuna
- Olive Oil
- Red Onion
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Avocado Tuna Salad
To start, drain the canned tuna. You won’t need the excess water so the best method would be to place in a strainer and give it a little press. Next, you’ll want to chop and dice all of your veggies.
Cube the avocado, dice the onion then slice the cucumber to create the salad. Next, in a large salad bowl give all the ingredients a toss.
Then, across the top add salt and pepper, lime juice and drizzle olive oil. Give everything a toss and that’s it!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is tuna good for you?
This is a common question due to the mercury content in tuna. Now, I am not a doctor and this isn’t advice but the mercury content in tuna is only an issue when it’s eaten at a ridiculous excess. Something like this avocado tuna salad recipe it’s a great option because it’s low in fat and high in protein. The fat comes from the olive oil and avocado with nutrients coming from each ingredient as well.
Is canned tuna cooked?
There is no cooking in this recipe at all! The tuna in a can is already ready to serve and eat. No worries there.
How to cut an avocado?
Don’t be worried it’s far easier than you think. Place the avocado upright and you’ll notice it has a sort of bulb shape. Slice the avocado down the long way. About half way you’ll hit the seed so cut around that. Now, on the cut line is done give the avocado a simple twist to separate the two pieces. Take the knife and with a light swing at the seed. Now, you can simply twist the knife to remove the seed. Take a butter knife not a shape one and cut the cubes while it’s still in the outside shell. Lastly, take a spoon and dig all the cut cubes out. Thats’s it!
You can also use cubed avocados that are frozen as well. Simply thaw them and serve!
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Avocado Tuna Salad
- 12 ounce canned tuna
- 2 cubed avocado
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1/2 diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
- 1 squeezed lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Drain the water from the canned tuna as well as possible.
- Cut avocados into cubes, slice the cucumber and dice the onion
- Add everything into a mixing bowl. Squeeze a lime and pour olive oil across the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper as well.
- Give the salad a toss then taste for salt. You may want more I try to be careful how much I suggest because some people are more sensitive to it.