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Avocado Tuna Salad served in a large bowl with tortilla chips

Easy Avocado Tuna Salad

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This Easy Avocado Tuna Salad is a delicious, heart-healthy twist on the traditional tuna salad recipe. No mayo necessary thanks to the creamy, rich avocado. It's super flavorful, easy to make and the perfect 5-minute no cook lunch or dinner that’s packed with protein and nutrition. Pile it on bread for a delicious sandwich, stuff it in a tortilla wrap or scoop it in lettuce cups. Great for Whole30, Paleo, Keto and low-carb diets.
Course Lunch, Main, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado tuna salad, healthy tuna salad, tuna salad with avocado
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 8 1/2 cup servings
Calories 163
Author Kim Lee


  • 3 cans tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 large celery stalks, finely sliced and diced
  • 3 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, sliced and diced (can roughly mash, if preferred)
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (substitute with fresh parsley, if preferred)
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced (lime juice will work)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper + more to taste


  • In a large serving bowl, combine drained tuna, diced celery, diced (or slightly mashed) avocado, thinly sliced red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  • In a small bowl or jar, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over tuna mixture and toss to combine. Serve with chips or crackers, in a wrap, as a sandwich or in lettuce cups. Enjoy!



To store: Cover with plastic wrap to keep the avocado from browning. The tuna salad should last 2 days in the fridge if covered properly. 
Make ahead: This salad can be made up to a day before you plan to serve it. Simply omit the avocado, then stir in the avocado right before serving.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 10.9g | Fat: 10.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 18.8mg | Sodium: 403.7mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 0.9g