Who needs mayo when you’ve got this crazzzy creamy, super easy avocado tuna salad recipe!
Seriously, friends, avo brings so much flava, healthy fats, fiber AND nutrients, while the tuna brings protein — this low carb recipes GOT.IT.ALL! Perfect for low carb lunch ideas, snacks, maybe even dinners on busy nights.
BONUS POINTS: if you aren’t a fan of tuna salad, you probably won’t even taste the tuna in this recipe…
That’s right! This avocado recipes so flavor-packed, you’ll forgot it’s healthy. AND it’s a great one to add to your low carb salads collection.
Let’s dive in!
This is one of those healthy recipes that you anticipate, and it makes your day just a little brighter. Here are even more reasons to love it!
- Super creamy, avocado is my favorite mayo sub!
- Ready in 10 minutes, with little work, no skills required.
- Wholesome and nutritious. Avocados are loaded with potassium, fiber, and healthy fats, yahoo! While tuna has omega-3’s, is low in fat and carbs, and is loaded with protein.
- 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 shopping list:
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!
Also, Haas Avocados are creamier and higher in fat (and flavor!) than Florida Avocados.
Tuna – Use whatever sort of drained and flaked canned tuna you have — I prefer chunk light, as it’s lower in mercury than albacore or yellowfin.
Vegetables – The combo of low carb vegetables below is my fave, but that know you can mix and match based on what you have in the kitchen!
Avocado flesh oxidizes when it’s exposed to air, causing ugly brown spots…
But, there are a couple of ways to hamper this process and preserve your nutritious green avocado… first, add a little extra lime juice to the top of your salad. Next, be sure to store it in a size-appropriate airtight container.
How you serve this avocado tuna salad will depend on your preferences and meal plan. Here are a few suggestions:
Lettuce wraps. Looking for an even easier option? Just add a dollop of tuna salad to a large leave of lettuce! Low carb lettuce wraps have never tasted better…
Avocado tuna salad is absolutely fantastic as is, or you can try one of these variations to suit your cravings:
- Make it spicy! Add some sriracha or diced jalapenos into the mix!
- Not a fan of tuna? Try turning this recipe into a canned chicken salad instead — same rules apply, just an avocado chicken salad. You can also make an avocado egg salad by subbing in hardboiled eggs for tuna.
- Mix up the mix-ins – you can turn this into a traditional tuna salad without mayo by removing the cilantro and lime, and using lemon and relish instead.
- Make it creamier by adding a touch of mayo, or low carb Greek yogurt.
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- 3 5 Ounces Can Tuna packed in water + drained
- 2 Small Avocado ripe + cubed
- 3/4 Cup Red Onions minced
- 1/2 Cup Celery diced
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 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!
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- Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier and WAY more delicious than regular (sorry Florida 😘).
Storing: Add additional lime juice to the top of your salad so the avocado doesn’t brown.