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A serving bowl of avocado tuna salad topped with cilantro.

Avocado Tuna Salad

This avocado tuna salad is loaded with chunks of tuna, avocado and colorful veggies for a fresh and lighter take on the classic dish! It's the perfect lunch or dinner that's packed with protein and nutrition.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 352kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 cans tuna water packed, drained
  • 1 cup English cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 1 avocado seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the tuna, cucumber, avocado, red onion and cilantro in a large 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. Serve immediately.


  1. I use water packed tuna versus oil packed tuna so that I can control the fat content of the recipe.
  2. Choose firm but ripe avocados. You want to make sure your avocados are on the firm side so that they won't get mushy when you toss the salad together.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.6mg