This avocado tuna salad is loaded with chunks of tuna, avocado and colorful veggies for a Mexican spin on a classic dish! It’s the perfect light lunch or dinner that’s packed with protein and nutrition.
Tuna salad is always a lunch time favorite; I’ve modernized this dish with a zesty lime dressing, plenty of creamy avocado, and an assortment of crisp veggies. It’s a quick and easy meal you can feel good about eating.
I’m always looking for more ways to get more seafood into my diet, and this avocado tuna salad has to be my new favorite! It only takes about 15 minutes to make and is full of flavors and textures to keep things exciting. You can eat it on toasted bread, or in a lettuce cup (my personal preference).
How to make avocado tuna salad
To make this tuna salad, you’ll need pouches of Chicken of the Sea Albacore Tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno and corn. Look for a firm, yet ripe avocado so that the avocado pieces will keep their shape when you mix the salad together. I used thawed frozen corn, or fresh corn when it’s in season. Canned corn will also work fine if that’s what you have on hand.
I always use Chicken of the Sea Premium White Albacore Tuna for this salad. I love that their tuna comes in no-drain, flavor-fresh pouches that are perfect for taking to work or for a quick lunch at home. The pouches come in all different varieties; sometimes I use salmon pouches instead of tuna in this recipe!
Chicken of the Sea sources its tuna and salmon pouches from fisheries that are part of the Marine Stewardship Council. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the world’s leading certification standard for sustainable wild-caught seafood, which is important to me. I try to buy sustainable wild-caught seafood whenever possible. The providers of MSC-certified products must meet rigorous standards for sustainable fishing practices. Look for the blue label to find MSC-certified seafood products, all 8 Chicken of the Sea pouch products are certified!
The ingredients are mixed together with some fresh cilantro and a zesty lime vinaigrette that takes just minutes to put together. The end result is a fresh, protein packed meal that’s totally satisfying. Serve it on a roll, over greens, or even with a side of tortilla chips.
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Avocado Tuna Salad
- 2 pouches Chicken of the Sea Premium White Albacore Tuna
- 1 small avocado seeded, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons red onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup corn kernels fresh, or thawed from frozen
- 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno remove ribs and seeds for less spice!
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Place the tuna, avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno and corn in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the tuna mixture; gently toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
This post is sponsored by Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea provided me with product for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.