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Avocado Tuna Salad

April 30, 2020

A super easy lunch recipe ready in minutes, this Avocado Tuna Salad recipe will quickly become a lunch staple. Swap the mayo for avocado in this healthy lunch recipe that you and your whole family will enjoy.

You know those meals you eat every week but they are so simple they don’t feel like they’re worth sharing with friends and family… let alone on the blog?! That is this avocado tuna salad recipe. I honestly make this about once a week in our house. I love it, C loves it, it’s delicious and easy and cheap! 

So why haven’t I shared it yet? Sometimes I feel this weird pressure (100% put on me by myself!) to share the most creative and innovative recipes on the internet. They have to include a fun ingredient or be served in a fancy way… I convince myself that these are the recipes that you want when in reality I think we’re all looking for simple, approachable recipes these days! 

Now let me formally introduce you to my favorite pantry staple meal: avocado tuna salad.

Here’s What You Need:

  • Canned tuna
  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Apple
  • Walnuts – or any nuts you have on hand.
  • Pickle juice – trust me on this! It adds SO much flavor
  • Dried dill
  • Dijon
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper

A disclaimer on this avocado tuna salad recipe: you can 100% customize this to make it work for you. Can’t find a certain ingredient or don’t like something in this recipe? Swap it or cut it! I love this recipe as is but I won’t be offended if you switch it up. The two most important ingredients are avocado and tuna.


A healthy lunch recipe - this avocado tuna salad will quickly become a kitchen staple.


Learn how to make this Avocado Tuna Salad Step-by-Step


How to Serve Tuna Salad

One of my favorite things about tuna salad is how many different ways you can enjoy it!

  • Eat it with a fork right out of the bowl.
  • Salad on salad. I love this tuna salad on a bed of greens. So much flavor!
  • Make a sandwich! It’s delicious on toast. Add greens and/or cheese if you’re feeling fancy.
  • Scoop it out of the bowl with tortilla chips or crackers.
  • Make a wrap by adding greens and tuna salad to your favorite type of tortilla.

Avocado Tuna Salad

A super easy lunch recipe ready in minutes, this Avocado Tuna Salad recipe will quickly become a lunch staple. Swap the mayo for avocado in this healthy lunch recipe that you and your whole family will enjoy.


  • 2 cans of flaked light tuna
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 red apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice (or water-if using increase salt slightly)
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mash up avocado with the back of a fork or potato masher.
  2. Add in tuna, celery, red onion, apple and walnuts. Mix well.
  3. Add in pickle juice, dried dill, dijon, cumin and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Serve on bread, top on salad or eat plain.
  5. Will keep up to 1 week in refrigerator.

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    February 10, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Loved it, very delicious! My daughter said yuck when she heard ingrediants and then seen it. She tried it and said from now on this is how she wants it. I am on a long and scary weight loss journey and simple recipes like this are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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    January 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    I made this last week and it was delicious! So easy but full of flavor.

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    December 9, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Love it. I need the nutritional info please!!!!

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    Durandal, homestead region of Skip Staheli | Xanadu Adventures
    September 19, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    […] a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the perfect weather and some lunch we’d brought. We ate our avocado tuna salad sandwiches while Seb tried some fishing, but it’s not his thing so he didn’t catch anything. […]

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    Bursa Sohbet
    June 14, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Love blog

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    Lisa Edwina
    January 13, 2020 at 4:12 am

    i like so much avocado tuna salad .i will made it at home so yummy.All friends liked it,thanks for sharing

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    December 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I liked your recipe block very much both practical recipes and very tasty dishes I hope I can do. I made a note of the recipe I’m going to try soon.

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    Franklin Randy
    December 11, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I love Avocado Tuna Salad! It’s extraordinary to do it comfortably. A debt of gratitude is in order for the video and your point by point formula control, simply tail it and everything is simple. Thanks

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    James Shaw
    December 4, 2019 at 9:39 am

    This is a fulfilling snack for everyone especially the kids. It was absolutely delicious thank you for sharing.

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    [email protected]&BeautyFacts
    November 7, 2019 at 6:09 am

    thanks for sharing this recipe. i made it and share with my friends.

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    Paul @ Diet Blog Pro
    November 6, 2019 at 5:52 am

    i love this .thanks for sharing helpful post.

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    Justin Jaky @ DR OZ HEALTH BLOG
    October 16, 2019 at 7:09 am

    I am lover of Avocado Tuna Salad! I make it right at home. Thanks aloot for sharing video and recipe. love it.

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