Avocado Tuna Salad

I just may have found my new favourite lunch. Avocado tuna salad. It’s a thing. Or maybe everyone else has been making this for years? I don’t know. What I do know is that I mixed this together on a whim a little while ago thinking that avocado in anything can’t be a bad thing. I was not wrong. It’s not a bad thing. Avocado in tuna salad is completely amazing.

Again, did everyone else already know this? Whatever, I’ll just pretend it’s completely original and no one else has ever done it before, because, well…I never have. So I’m sure a few other people out there never have either. And you most definitely should.


Avocado Tuna Salad - A quick and easy lunch or snack, this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!


Seriously amazing.  I don’t think that I am ever going to want to make tuna salad the normal way again.  Avocado and plain Greek yogurt are so good with the tuna that I can’t see myself wanting to make it less healthy by using mayo instead.  Except…I will say that we put some of this on jalapeño cheddar bagels and while still good, I enjoyed it much more scooped up on crackers.  I think that there were just too many flavours going on with the jalapeño and cheddar and avocado and tuna and lime. But on some multigrain crackers?  Amazing.

Also….I just realized that I’m throwing yet another recipe involving lime at you today.  Which I promised I wouldn’t do.  But I literally just realized it, and my photos are all edited and stuff, soooo what can you do?

Besides, everyone needed this avocado tuna salad in their lives sooner rather than later.  And you all love lime just as much as I do right?

If not, well, I will have something sweeter coming later this week to break the endless line of lime filled recipes.  Promise.  For today though, you should definitely whip up this avocado tuna salad for lunch.  Fast, easy, healthy and delicious.  Doesn’t get any better than that!


Avocado Tuna Salad - A quick and easy lunch or snack, this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!


Avocado Tuna Salad
Yield: Serves 2-3
Note: I have also made this avocado tuna salad without the pesto when I didn’t have any, using 1 large clove of garlic (minced) and 2-3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro to replace it. It tastes a bit more guacamole-like when made with the garlic and cilantro, but is equally tasty!
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • 1 can (184g, 6.5oz) tuna, drained
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly to combine. Serve with crackers and veggies for dipping, or in a sandwich or pita.
  2. Tuna salad keeps well in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Source: Bake.Eat.Repeat. original.
Avocado Tuna Salad - A quick and easy lunch or snack, this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!

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    • stacey says

      I haven’t tried, but you probably could. Regular yogurt is a lot thinner though, so the texture would change a bit. I think it would still work though. Let me know if you try it out!

    • stacey says

      Avocado is definitely the best. I can’t believe I didn’t think I liked it for so many years, what a waste! Pesto was totally a random decision too, it was there so I threw it in. But it was really good in it! Thanks Ashley!

    • stacey says

      It’s the first time I’ve tried subbing avocado for mayo, but I love it! I’ll be trying it in everything now! Thanks Denise!

    • stacey says

      Ooh, avocado chicken salad definitely needs to be made here now that you’ve put that idea in my head! I’ve never made that, but I will be soon! Thanks Christin!

    • stacey says

      Hahaha, thanks Justine! I was just happy it turned out – I would have been really disappointed if I wasted an avocado on something that wasn’t amazing! :)

    • stacey says

      My kids love seafood too, but for some reason won’t touch tuna – I don’t understand it at all. That’s the one fish most kids like! Oh well, they won’t eat avocado either so what do they know?! :) Hope she likes it! Thanks Kacey!

  1. says

    Haha yay for more lime recipes! Ok, so I haven’t had tuna salad in so long (I think I wore it out as a kid), but I’m definitely feeling this recipe with avocado and red pepper in it – YUM! Can’t wait to try this one!

    • stacey says

      Funny how that happens isn’t it? You eat something incessantly and then don’t have it forever. I do that all the time. This wasn’t like the typical tuna salad full of mayo though so it was a really nice change. I loved it! Thanks Heather!


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