Refreshing Avocado Tuna Salad

This Refreshing Avocado Tuna Salad recipe is your ticket to a quick, nutritious meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor. The combination of flaky tuna, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, and zesty lemon-cilantro dressing creates a harmonious balance of textures and tastes that’s both satisfying and invigorating. Ideal for a light lunch or a healthy addition to your meal, this salad is a testament to the power of simple, fresh ingredients coming together in a delightful symphony.

Whether you’re a busy professional looking for a speedy meal option, a health enthusiast seeking tasty yet nutritious recipes, or anyone in between, this avocado tuna salad is sure to impress. Its ease of preparation and refreshing taste make it a versatile dish suited for various occasions, from a casual family lunch to a more formal gathering. Dive into the refreshing flavors of this salad and let it inspire your culinary adventures.

Full Recipe:


  • 15 oz (or 3 small cans) tuna in oil, drained and flaked
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small/medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 1 tsp sea salt or ¾ tsp table salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper



  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Drain and flake the tuna. Slice the cucumber and red onion. Dice the avocados.
  2. Make the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine flaked tuna, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, and diced avocados.
  3. Prepare the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil or sunflower oil, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Dress the Salad: Pour dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine, being careful not to mash the avocados.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for a few hours to meld the flavors.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Kcal: 300 | Servings: 4

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