Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

By Rena |

This Healthy Tuna Salad is loaded with delicious chunks of tuna and avocados. Super flavorful and so easy to make. The perfect and best salad recipe that’s full of protein and makes for a perfect side dish or a tuna sandwich recipe.

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Easy Low Carb Salad Recipe

Canned tuna is a pantry staple in every household and it makes perfect sense to make this super easy and healthy tuna salad. This tuna salad is made without mayo but loaded with avocado so you don’t miss out on the creaminess of the mayonnaise that’s usually used in making a classic tuna salad. For those who are on the keto diet, this easy and simple tuna salad recipe is for you! They are low in carbs and perfectly keto is eaten the way it is or made into lettuce wraps.

How to make this Healthy Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad Ingredients

1 lime
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
One Canned Tuna
Celery
Red onion
Ripe Avocado
Chopped Fresh Cilantro

canned tuna in a bowl for the tuna salad

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  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, lime juice, and zest. Season with some salt and pepper set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine tuna, celery, red onion, and cilantro.
  • Add chopped avocados and pour the prepared dressing.
  • Stir well to combine, taste and adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Garnish with more chopped cilantro and serve the salad with greens of choice or crackers.

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Tips and Substitutes

  • you may use lemons in place of lime
  • If you don’t have red onions use white
  • Tuna in water is ok to use too but we prefer packed in oil for this recipe
  • If you don’t have any celery try cucumber or radish for some crunchiness
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up 2-3 days.
  • Serve cold when ready to eat
  • We do not recommend freezing

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Is Tuna Salad Keto

This healthy tuna salad recipe is perfectly keto even without the addition of mayo. If you are in the keto diet and would like to include more fat into your diet and recipes, you may add 1/4 cup of may to this tuna salad. The avocado does make up for the no mayo in this tuna salad recipe.

How long does tuna salad last in the fridge

Classic tuna salad containing mayo would be ok to store in the fridge for 3-5 days. This Healthy Homemade tuna salad is made with some avocados which will typically brown when stored in the fridge for a few days. They do store well for 2-3 days. You may also add your avocados later when ready to serve.

What to eat with tuna salad

Tuna salad can be eaten in many different ways. Add over a bed of greens as a wholesome salad bowl for lunch or make it into a sandwich or wrap. You may also enjoy it as an appetizer with some crackers. Another cool way to have your tuna salad is adding it to a pitted avocado like this Chicken stuffed avocado recipe and scooping it with a spoon.

What can I use instead of mayo in tuna salad

We used Avocados for this easy tuna salad recipe instead of the mayo. You may also use either some fat-free plain yogurt which has 12g of protein per cup or some greek yogurt with 16g of protein per cup.

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Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Easy to make with canned tuna, celery, avocado, and fresh herbs.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Lime zested and juiced
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10.5 oz Canned Tuna one can preferably packed in olive oil, drained
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Celery
  • ½ Small Red Onion Diced
  • 1 Large Ripe Avocado chopped
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, lime juice, and zest. Season with some salt and pepper set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine tuna, celery, red onion, and cilantro. Add chopped avocados and pour the prepared dressing.
  • Stir well to combine, taste and adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Garnish with more chopped cilantro and serve the salad with greens of choice or crackers.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • you may use lemons in place of lime
  • If you don't have red onions use white
  • Tuna in water is ok to use too but we prefer packed in oil for this recipe
  • If you don't have any celery try cucumber or radish for some crunchiness
Storage:
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up 2-3 days.
  • Serve cold when ready to eat
  • We do not recommend freezing
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
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