These avocado tuna salad pinwheels are the perfect gluten-free lunch on the go! They’re made without mayo, and with grain-free tortillas.

A avocado tuna salad pinwheel on a toothpick.

Tuna salad is the perfect lunch on the go! It’s easy to make, it keeps fresh relatively well and it’s filling. If you’re grain-free and can’t have tuna salad sandwiches from the store or restaurant, you can still enjoy tuna salad with these avocado tuna salad pinwheels!

Why I love these Avocado Tuna Salad Pinwheels

  • They’re grain free and mayo-free. If you can’t tolerate grains or mayo, you can still enjoy these!
  • It’s easy to meal prep the night before. Since these are made with lemon juice, it keeps the avocado fresh overnight so I’ve been able to make these up to 24 hours before and they still stay fresh in the fridge.
  • They’re made with good quality ingredients. Veggies, healthy fats, and protein!

The Ingredients for Avocado Tuna Salad Pinwheels

  • Canned Tuna. I like using skipjack tuna over albacore as it’s lower in mercury, but both will work for this recipe.
  • Avocado. Fresh avocado is the sub for mayo in this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice. This keeps the avocado fresh.
  • Cucumber, Red Onion, Green Onion, and Apples. These add more crunch and flavor to the tuna salad. Typically, I don’t peel the apple or cucumber since it adds more fiber to the recipe and saves time!
  • Grain-free tortillas. I use Siete almond flour tortillas, but any tortilla of your choice will work as long as it rolls well!
  • Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder.

The ingredients for avocado tuna salad pinwheels.

How to make avocado tuna salad pinwheels

  • Step 1. Mash the avocado.
  • Step 2. Add the tuna to the avocado.
  • Step 3. Add the apple, cucumber, red onion, and green onion and stir to combine.

The steps to make avocado tuna salad.

  • Step 4. Add 2-3 spoonfuls of the tuna salad to the center of each tortilla. Roll into a tight wrap and slice into pinwheels.

How long do these stay fresh?

I’ve been able to keep these in the fridge for a day. I wouldn’t keep it much longer than that, and I wouldn’t freeze it.

Can you add more greens to it?

You can also add chopped spinach if you want even more veggies!

Can you do this with different canned fish?

This would also work great with canned salmon. I haven’t tried it with something like canned sardines, but it may work well!

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Avocado Tuna Salad Pinwheels

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 1 medium avocado
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 5 oz can of tuna
  • 1/4 pink lady apple, diced
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 23 grain-free tortillas (I use Siete foods almond flour tortillas)


  1. Using a large bowl, add the avocado and top with lime juice and seasonings. Mash the avocado until soft and no large chunks remain.
  2. Add the tuna to the avocado and flake to break up the tuna into small pieces.
  3. Add the apple, cucumber, red onion, and green onion and stir to combine and coat with avocado. Set aside.
  4. Lay a tortilla flat onto a clean surface and add 2-3 spoonfuls of the tuna salad to the center of the tortilla. Roll into a tight wrap. Carefully slice into pinwheels, and repeat with the rest of the tuna salad.
  5. Serve immediately or store in glass Tupperware in the fridge for a day.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: No Cook


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 644
  • Fat: 33.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.3g
  • Fiber: 18.9g
  • Protein: 33.1g