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

Avocado Tuna Salad

This week I made this keto Avocado Tuna Salad for lunch and dinner. It 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.

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Avocado Tuna Salad ingredients

What is in Avocado Tuna Salad?

  • 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.

Can You have Avocados on the Keto Diet?

Yes! Avocados are the holy grail of keto food and that’s why it’s great to have a few avocado recipes in your arsenal.

A whole avocado has roughly 21 grams of healthy fats, 12 grams of carbohydrates and 9 grams of fiber giving it a total of 3 Net Carbs. All of those healthy fats will keep you feeling full longer and the low carbs make it perfect for the keto diet.

easy healthy lunch option Avocado Tuna Salad

How to Make Avocado Tuna Salad:

  1. Drain the tuna in the can.
  2. In a bowl mix tuna, mayonnaise, cilantro and juice from half a lime. Add salt to taste and stir it all together
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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!

low carb lunch Avocado Tuna Salad on a plate

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’re rushing out the door in the morning.

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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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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

This recipe was originally published on January 10, 2015. It was republished with updated photos on August 7, 2019.