This avocado tuna salad is an easy and healthy lunch option! Whether you’re paleo, whole30, or AIP, this tuna salad will be perfect for you.

Avocado tuna salad

When I first started eating healthier, canned fish was my saving grace. I mean, I was hesitant about it at first, but once I discovered how easy and satiating it was, I was on board. Of course, fish straight from a can isn’t that great. You have to doctor it up to make it exciting. But typically a tuna salad from a restaurant or store is loaded with mayo made with unhealthy oils and way too much salt for my taste. This avocado tuna salad is made with all real food ingredients and takes literally minutes to put together!

I love making this tuna salad for a quick lunch on a Saturday when I don’t feel like cooking, but it’s also a great option for packing to bring to work. It’s even easy enough to make in the work kitchen if you bring the chopped components, and it’s something that I did all of the time at my last office job!

Avocado Tuna Salad

The Ingredients You’ll Need for the Avocado Tuna Salad



Canned tuna is such an easy and satiating convenience food! I love having a can of tuna and a can of sardines stashed in my pantry at all times. However, if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I dealt with mercury issues which you can read about here. Ever since dealing with that, I definitely moderate how much tuna I have and usually only have this recipe around 2-3 times a month. Everyone is different, but that’s what works for me! And whenever I do have it, I love it even more…

The canned tuna brand that I like to usee most often is safe catch. It tastes great, and they aim to have lower mercury tuna. Whichever brand you get, be sure it’s one without any added oils or salt so you can more easily control the flavors in the salad.


Avocado is basically the mayo substitute in this recipe. I like to use a small-medium avocado for this recipe.


Apple gives this tuna salad a touch of sweetness and a bit more crunch.  I like to use either a pink lady or Honeycrisp apples.

Red onion

This adds a bit of a spicy element to the recipe.


Celery adds more crunch and freshness.


Lemon juice adds acid to the dish and helps to keep the avocado and apple from browning.

Green onion, salt, and pepper

For some more added flavor!


How to eat this tuna salad

By itself

Sometimes I eat this tuna salad by itself. I find it has enough in it to keep me full if I just want a light lunch on the weekend after I had a later breakfast or brunch. However, I also eat it in other ways…

On sweet potato toast

Make some sweet potato toast and turn it into a tuna salad sandwich!

With a tortilla or lettuce wrap

It also tastes great as a little taco or wrap 🙂

Avocado tuna sald

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Avocado Tuna Salad

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


This avocado tuna salad is an easy and healthy lunch option! Whether you’re paleo, whole30, or AIP, this tuna salad will be perfect for you.



  • 1 5oz can of tuna, no salt or oil added (this is my favorite brand)
  • 1/4 cup apple, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 3 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 springs green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • Juice of half a lemon


  1. Combine all of the ingredients (reserving the lemon) in a bowl and mix well, using a fork to break up the tuna and mash in the avocado.
  2. Top with lemon juice and season further to taste. Add more lemon juice if you plan to store the recipe.


All nutrition facts are estimations and not exact.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 602
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.8 g
  • Fiber: 12.5 g
  • Protein: 50.9 g

Avocado tuna salad