Avocado tuna salad made quickly and easily with just 5 ingredients. This simple, healthy recipe makes for a nutritious lunch.
If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I had a massive craving for a tuna melt and white wine earlier this month. Yielding to the craving, one of my girlfriends and I gathered up all sorts of tuna melting ingredients, grabbed a bottle of sauvignon blanc, and created the most epic Tuna Melt Fest known to human kind.
Because the responses I got from my Instagram story were so sensational, I figured I would share my go-to avocado tuna salad recipe so that you, too, can have a marvelous tuna melt extravaganza.
I used to make a 3-Ingredient Mayo-Free Avocado Tuna Salad without mayonnaise altogether but I now add a small amount of avocado oil mayonnaise. I find this helps with the texture and creaminess, and it doesn’t take much! In addition, I chop up some dill pickles (use the naturally fermented ones for added probiotic points), and add stone ground mustard for tang to balance out the creaminess.
So let’s do this!
How to Make Avocado Tuna Salad:
Place all ingredients (tuna, avocado, mayo, mustard, chopped pickles and sea salt) in a mixing bowl.
Stir well to combine. Taste the tuna for flavor and add more sea salt, mayo, mustard, and/or pickles to your personal satisfaction.
Make a tuna sandwich or melt, eat it on top of a green salad, enjoy it on crackers, etc.
Tuna Melt Ideas:
For our tuna melts, we found havarti cheese with dill was an incredible choice. We also enjoyed aged white cheddar and regular cheddar. We used both gluten-free sliced bread and gluten-free rolls and determined we liked the sliced bread best.
On one of our rounds, we used canned salmon instead of tuna, which we both really enjoyed! The fish flavor is more subtle and there’s more natural creaminess to it. We also used sauerkraut and baby spinach in one of the tuna melts, which was fabulous.
Get your tuna melt on!
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- 2 cans tuna, drained
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp stone ground mustard
- 2 spears dill pickles, chopped
- 1/4 tsp sea salt, to taste
- Add all ingredients for the avocado tuna salad to a large mixing bowl. Mix well until combined and the consistency is creamy. Taste tuna salad for flavor and add more sea salt, mayonnaise, or dill pickles to taste.
- Consume tuna salad as is, or use it on a green salad, sandwich, or tuna melt
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 of 3
Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 11gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 4gProtein 10g