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3 Ingredient Tuna Avocado Salad

Canned tuna…you either love it or hate it.

Personally, I love it!

Now when it comes to tuna salad I’m not into the traditional mayonnaise base. I actually can’t stand mayonnaise which led me to thinking outside the box for alternatives to mash my tuna with.

That’s how I discovered the incredible combination of tuna and avocado! The avocado is so creamy and is packed with healthy beneficial fats. Squeeze a little lemon in there and you have the world’s most perfect 3 ingredient tuna salad.

I make this Tuna Avocado Salad all the time for a quick, easy and healthy lunch option. I promise it’s good enough to make a tuna hater a believer. 


Tuna has a bad reputation because it contains mercury. What people don’t understand is almost all fish contains traces of mercury. (If you’re curious about which types of fish have the lowest and highest amounts of mercury this is a great chart).

Think of tuna and mercury’s relationship like this,

Kind of like how eating 1 piece of cake won’t make you gain 100 pounds overnight…eating 1 can of tuna a couple times a week won’t cause mercury poisoning in a healthy adult. *For exact safe level recommendations for all ages click here.

Plus different types of tuna contain different levels of mercury with light canned tuna containing the lowest amount.

So instead of hating on canned tuna like everyone else let’s talk about some of it’s BENEFITS:

Health benefits of tuna:

    • high in protein, low in fat and low in calories to help enhance weight loss
    • contains omega-3 fatty acids to aid in heart health
    • contains selenium which helps boost your immune system
    • contains B vitamins to increase energy and speed up your metabolism
    • contains antioxidants to help prevent cancer



Now back to this amazing Tuna Avocado Salad…..

There are 2 main ways to enjoy this salad:

  1. Inside a sandwich
  2. As a dip

My favorite way to eat this tuna salad is putting it in a wrap, pita or eating it as a sandwich with some bread.

I’ve recently been really into these Flatout flatbread wraps. They’re 100% whole wheat, high in fiber and only 100 calories…basically a guilt free tortilla!

To find Flatout wraps near you click here.


The second way I eat this tuna salad using it as a dip.

When I am watching my carbohydrate intake I ALWAYS eat my Tuna Avocado Salad with cucumbers and it’s surprisingly very satisfying.

Not a cucumber person or not watching your carb intake using pita chips or crackers to dip into this tuna salad is also SOOOOOOO GOOD!


3 Ingredient Tuna Avocado Salad
Serves 1
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  1. 1 can chunk light tuna (in water)
  2. 1 small avocado
  3. juice of 1 lemon
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place tuna, avocado and lemon into a bowl and mash together
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste
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  • Reply Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things May 11, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I haven’t had tuna in forever but this looks so delicious! It looks perfect to make and then have for lunch throughout the week!

    • Reply Diana Becker May 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      I make like 2-3 little tupperwares full of it at a time for the perfect grab and go lunch.

  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I totally forgot about this!!! I used to do it when I was competing – it was really easy to travel with too. Have you ever added hummus too? So good!
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    • Reply Diana Becker May 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      I have never tried hummus and tuna before but now I’m very intrigued…

  • Reply Kellen McAvoy May 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I love it! I add mashed avocado to my tuna all the time. I like adding in celery, dill, onions, and hard boiled eggs too 🙂
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    • Reply Diana Becker May 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      OMG some dill and egg in there would be amazing!

  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law May 12, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Simple, healthy and delicious – definitely my kinda lunch! This would be perfect with pasta or rice too!
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    • Reply Diana Becker May 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Oh I agree. A nice cold tuna, avocado pasta salad…yes please!

  • Reply Susan Becker May 13, 2016 at 6:10 am

    What a great way to replace the mayo. I love it and can’t wait to try it out!!!! Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Emily May 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

    YUMMY! I used to not like tuna, but it’s such an amazing lunch, and I really like it now!
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  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple May 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Love how simple this recipe is!

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Canned tuna, salmon, sardines…I love it all! It’s lazy comfort food to me 😛

  • Reply Raina May 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Yum!! Love all 3 ingredients in this recipe haha! Super easy to make too… thanks for sharing! 🙂

    xo Raina

  • Reply Kara May 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I do typically make my tuna salad with mayo – but this looks amazing (and easy!)

    Out of curiosity, how many inches are the flat out tortillas? They look great!
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  • Reply Sally Soderquist September 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve been liking it with lemon pepper. So delicious! Never tried it with avacados but I’m sure it’s amazing! Thanks for the idea.

    • Reply Diana Becker September 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      you could totally skip the lemon and just mash the tuna with avocado and sprinkle it with lemon pepper and it would be awesome!

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