Avocado Veggie Tuna Salad is a more nutritious, mayo-less alternative to traditional tuna salad. The addition of cucumbers, red onion, and scallions is light and refreshing with delicious crunch! Perfect for lunches, snacking, and picnics!
It’s time tuna salad got an upgrade!
This Avocado Veggie Tuna Salad is refreshing, light, and super nutritious! It’s an excellent source of protein (tuna) and healthy omega-3 fats (tuna & avocado). Chopped cucumbers and red & green onions add crunch and color and lemon juice lends an additional pop of fresh, bright flavor. (Side note – lemons taste bright, right?!)
Oh, and did I mention this is a one bowl recipe? Yay!
Enjoy Avocado Veggie Tuna Salad by the spoonful, sandwich, spread on your favorite crackers, or in lettuce wraps!
I know some people shy away from canned tuna because of concerns about mercury levels. It’s a valid concern and that’s why I choose a brand that uses sustainable fishing practices, using only wild caught tuna that have lower levels of mercury.
If you’re interested, the brand I choose is Wild Planet and you can read more about their sustainable practices, products, and packaging on their website. Their cooking & canning process produces tuna that retains higher levels of omega-3’s than other brands – which is awesome! Better for the environment and better for you!
I’m not being sponsored to promote Wild Planet, I just really love & feel comfortable using their product when I need a tuna fix!
- 2 cans albacore tuna (I use Wild Planet), drained
- 1 cup cucumber, chopped
- 1 cup green onion (green & white parts), chopped
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- 1½ avocados, mashed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- In a medium bowl, combine tuna, cucumber, green onion, and red onion.
- In a separate small bowl, mash avocados with olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper.
- Add avocado mixture and chopped cilantro to tuna mixture and toss till well combined.