This Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe is quick and easy keto avocado recipe that is perfect for a healthy lunch or a simple low carb meal.

low carb lunch Avocado Tuna Salad

This simple Avocado Tuna Salad took me less than 10 minutes to make, and if I had the tuna already mixed up it would take less than 5 minutes! It’s a great keto food to keep in the refrigerator for those days when you need a quick and easy lunch or dinner option.

This is one of my favorite avocado recipes with creamy tuna and cilantro, homemade pico de gallo, and fresh avocados. Each layer is stacked on the other so that you get a little of each in every bite.

Avocados are a keto super food. They are full of fiber and healthy fats and they can be used so many different ways. Make sure you try our Avocado Chicken Salad {Keto, Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad, and Lighten Up Lunch with Chicken and Avocado Salad.

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how to make Avocado Tuna Salad

What You’ll Need

  • Tuna – I prefer albacore tuna in water but feel free to use your favorite type and brand. Just make sure you drain it before adding to the other ingredients.
  • Avocado – A perfectly ripe avocado is soft and buttery and just waiting to be paired with fresh salsa and creamy tuna.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise adds a little extra fat and a great creaminess to the tuna.
  • Cilantro – Cilantro is used in the Pico de Gallo also and it adds a little extra burst of bright flavor. If you aren’t a fan of it feel free to skip it.
  • Pico de Gallo – I use my homemade pico de gallo but you can also buy fresh salsa at the grocery store, or just dice up tomato if you want to skip the onions and cilantro.
  • Lime – Lime juice is used throughout this recipe and that pop of bright, citrus-y flavor brings it all together.

I fancied up this easy avocado recipe by using metal food rings to shape the tuna salad but when I packed my lunch to take to work I just layered everything in my food storage container and packed it in my lunch bag. It tastes just as good either way!

easy healthy lunch option Avocado Tuna Salad

How to Make It

Prepare the tuna. Drain the tuna really well and then place it in a bowl. Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, cilantro and juice from half a lime. Add salt to taste and stir it all together

Prepare the avocado. Peel and chop the avocado before placing it in a bowl. Squeeze the remaining half of a lime over it and lightly mash the avocado leaving some chunks. Salt to taste.

Assemble everything. On a plate make a layer of avocado. Then layer the tuna on top of that. Finish it with a layer of fresh pico de gallo salsa.

A Few Tips

  • This is a really healthy meal that is packed full of flavor so don’t sweat the details. Don’t let the fancy look stop you from giving it a try. You can simply layer all of the ingredients in a bowl and everything will be just as delicious!
  • Don’t have pico de gallo? No problem! You can use finely diced tomatoes with just a pinch of salt, or buy some premade pico de gallo at the grocery store.
  • Make a big batch of the tuna and keep it in the refrigerator, it will keep for up to a week in a tightly sealed container. Then whenever you are craving this salad, and trust me you’re going to be craving it, you can whip it up in just a few minutes.
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Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins

Avocado Tuna Salad

Tuna layered with avocado and fresh salsa. This avocado tuna salad recipe is a healthy low carb lunch recipe you’re going to love!
low carb lunch Avocado Tuna Salad
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4.9 from 19 votes

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Albacore Tuna, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro, fresh
  • 2 tablespoon Lime, juiced
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Drain the tuna in the can.
  • In a bowl mix tuna, mayonnaise, cilantro and juice from half a lime. Add salt to taste and stir it all together
  • Peel and chop the avocado before placing it in a bowl. Squeeze the remaining half of a lime over it and lightly mash the avocado leaving some chunks. Salt to taste.
  • On a plate make a layer with half of the avocado. Then layer half of the tuna on top of that. Finish it with a layer of fresh pico de gallo salsa. Repeat for a second serving.

Notes

Total of 5 Net Carbs per serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz, Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 540mg, Potassium: 793mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 156IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado recipes, keto avocado recipe, keto tuna salad, tuna salad recipe