These cucumber tuna salad boats are an easy, healthy and delicious lunch made with cucumber, avocado, tuna, and more. They’re paleo-friendly, AIP, and Whole30.

Cucumber Avocado Tuna Salad Boats

It can be hard to make healthy lunches and quick lunches without things like bread if you’re gluten-free, and especially if you’re trying to keep your meals lower carb. Cucumber boats are one of my new favorite ways to make grain-free lunches. They’re cost-effective, easy to prep, and crunchy!

These avocado tuna salad cucumber boats don’t get much easier for a no-cook lunch. They don’t require any heat to make them, and are extremely minimal in prep. They’re paleo, whole30, AIP, and keto.

The Ingredients for the Avocado Tuna Salad Cucumber Boats

  • Cucumber. This is the base of the cucumber tuna salad. You can easily use smaller cucumbers, or larger depending on what you have on hand!
  • Tuna. I love Safe Catch Tuna!
  • Avocado. This is the substitute for mayo!
  • Red onion.
  • Green onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice. This adds a bit of extra flavor and helps to keep the avocado from browning.

How to make Avocado Tuna Salad Cucumber Boats

  • Prepare the tuna salad and set it aside.

  • Wash the cucumber well, slice off the ends, and slice it in half vertically. Scoop out the inside of the cucumber until the cucumber is fully hollowed out.

  • Spoon the tuna salad into the cucumber boats and top with green onion. Serve fresh!

Can you use salmon instead of tuna?

You can! Canned salmon would work just fine here if you prefer it to tuna.

Can you make these tuna boats ahead of time?

You can, though it’s best fresh! My suggestion is to store the tuna salad separately in an airtight container and then simply assemble the boats when you’re ready to enjoy it!

What do you do with the extra cucumber?

Save the cucumber that’s hollowed out to use in smoothies, salads, or even chop it up and add it to this tuna salad.

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Cucumber Avocado Tuna Salad Boats


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp green onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tuna salad by combining the tuna, avocado, red onion, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir together to fully break up the tuna and mash the avocado. Set aside.
  2. Wash the cucumber well, slice off the ends, and slice it in half vertically. Scoop out the inside of the cucumber until the cucumber is fully hollowed out.
  3. Spoon the tuna salad into the cucumber boats and top with green onion. Serve fresh!

Notes

All nutritional facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: No Cook

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 534
  • Fat: 26.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.3g
  • Fiber: 12.3g
  • Protein: 46.9g

Keywords: tuna salad