Living a healthy lifestyle often means alternative low carb recipes like this scrumptious avocado tuna salad. Forget being sabotaged by the ingredients in traditional healthy recipes trying to raise your protein intake.
This fresh tuna salad with avocado is so flavor-packed you can hardly taste the tuna!
This creamy, decadent avocado tuna salad is one of those salad recipes that you will immediately L-O-V-E. It’s one of the best fresh and delicious, avocado recipes for healthy tuna salad and it kind of resembles guacamole. Insert clapping hands!
Let’s get started!
This cool, satisfying avocado tuna salad recipe is basically avocado salad (hide the tuna). It’s there and your body will thank you for it, but you’ll be having so much fun savoring the yummy flavor you won’t notice it!
This is one of those low carb lunches that you anticipate, and it makes your day just a little brighter. Here are even more reasons to love it!
- Super creamy
- One-bowl wonder
- Ready in 10 minutes
- Wholesome and nutritious
- Tastes like yummy guac!
One of the best things about this avocado tuna salad recipe is that it’s so simple to make, and you don’t have to add a lot of ingredients to your low carb shopping list! You can easily personalize your tuna avocado salad with nothing more than a fork.
If you like it creamier, break up the avocado until you have the delicious creamy consistency you want. I like to leave some chunks in mine because I just love avocadoes. This one is up to you!
Also, don’t skip the herbs or the kosher salt. They really bring out the fresh deliciousness in this recipe.
Avocados – The key to a superior tuna salad is using perfectly ripe avocados that are free from ugly brown spots. To ensure you are picking a ripe avocado in the store, turn it over and look at the stem on the slightly pointed end.
Gently peel back the stem or cap on the top of the fruit. If it comes away easily and you see green underneath, you’ve got a winner!
If the stem doesn’t want to come off, then the avocado likely isn’t ripe yet. BUT, if you see brown underneath, then the fruit is probably over-ripe and may have brown spots. Pass this one over.
Also, Haas Avocados are creamier and higher in fat content than Florida Avocados. You’ll have to choose the one that best suits your dietary needs and texture profile for your personal best tuna avocado salad.
This tuna salad recipe makes the best tuna salad EVER, and you don’t want your avocado turning brown. (Yuk!) Avocado flesh oxidizes when it’s exposed to air, causing ugly brown spots.
It’s a delicate soul. This means guacamole and avocado salad, too…
There are a couple of ways to hamper this process and preserve your nutritious green avocado. The first way is to add a little extra lime juice to the top of your salad and store it in a size-appropriate airtight container.
The sulfur in the onions also acts as a preservative. If you aren’t going to eat your tuna salad immediately, just sprinkle the minced onions on top of it before storing and the sulfur will go to work. Simply stir the onions into your salad before serving.
Can You Freeze This?
You may automatically assume that you can freeze this avocado tuna salad recipe without mayo, but it just doesn’t freeze well. (Darn…) The avocado flesh is never quite the same when it thaws out.
It loses some of that decadent, creamy texture we love so much!
I recommend storing it in the fridge with a little lime juice on top to prevent browning.
Meal Prepping Tips
Learning how to make this salad recipe for low carb meal prep can be a little tricky because it only keeps for so long. Depending on how many people you’re feeding or how many times you want to eat salad this week, you can double the recipe.
I like to make a big batch on Sunday night and divvy it up into single serving portions for the week. That way I can just grab and go in the mornings.
It’s best to store bread and crackers separately so they don’t soak up moisture from your tuna salad and get mushy!
Tweaking this salad recipe is super-easy. Make tuna salad with avocado and egg or have a tuna and avocado wrap as one of your low carb lunch ideas.
Avocado tuna pasta salad is absolutely fantastic by itself or you can add some low carb fruits for a different flavor variation. This salad recipe is so versatile, it’ll quickly become a strong staple in your low carb meal plan!
Low carb salads are really convenient because they come together so quick and easy.
Can I Use Other Kinds Of Tuna?
Most canned tuna is albacore and it’s fantastic in this salad recipe. Of course, you can also make ahi tuna salad for a subtle flavor twist. Fresh tuna works really well, too!
Can I Add Beans To This Tuna Salad?
This creamy delicious salad recipe adds a little bit of sunshine to your day just like it is. If you’re into beans, don’t just add them to your tuna salad – make chickpea tuna salad instead!
You’ll be surprised at how tasty and filling it is.
Can I Add Some Eggs?
This tuna salad recipe doesn’t have egg in it, but I know some people really enjoy that extra texture and protein. You can certainly make your tuna salad recipe with egg in it or make tuna salad with avocado and egg.
The possibilities are endless so have a ball!
How Can I Make This Without Mayo?
Making tuna salad without mayo is super simple when you use avocado! It’s so decadent and creamy you won’t even miss the mayo!
Another great alternative to mayo is Greek yogurt, yum!
Avocado Tuna Salad
- 1 5 Ounces Can Tuna packed in water + drained
- 2/3 Cup 1 Small Avocado ripe + chunked
- 1/4 Cup Red Onions minced
- 1/2 Cup Celery diced
- 2 Tablespoon Cilantro chopped
- 2 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
- Add all ingredients to a medium bowl.
- Mix together using a fork, to break up the tuna into smaller pieces and lightly mash the avocado as desired.
- Serve with your favorite bread, chips or crackers and enjoy!
I really enjoy summer and the refreshing flavor of this tuna salad recipe on a scorching hot day!
Try this incredibly delicious avocado tuna salad recipe for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy!